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Haglund’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment Using Sonography

HSS Journal

Image - Photo of Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR
Helene Pavlov, MD, FACR
Radiologist-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Image - Photo of Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH
Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH
Director, Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Image - Photo of Carolyn M. Sofka, MD, FACR
Carolyn M. Sofka, MD, FACR
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Jonathan S. Luchs, MD
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Department of Radiology, Winthrop University Hospital

Haglund's syndrome is a cause of retrocalcaneal pain. The clinical diagnosis of Haglund's syndrome is often confusing as the clinical picture may mimic other causes of hindfoot pain such as isolated retrocalcaneal bursitis or hindfoot involvement from more systemic arthropathies such as Reiter's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis. With the increasing frequency of employing sonography as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of foot and ankle pathology, recognition of the sonographic appearance of Haglund's complex is important. We report a case of Haglund's syndrome diagnosed and treated with sonography.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 2, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal
HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


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