Haglund's Deformity as a Cause of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Case Report

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      Achilles tendon rupture is a common problem affecting both high level and casual athletes. Haglund´s deformity is an abnormality of the postero-superior part of the calcaneus, which often leads to retro-calcaneal bursitis as well as thickening and inflammation of the calcaneal tendon, a combination of pathologies known as Haglund's syndrome. We report a rare case of a relapse Achilles tendon rupture in a 39-year-old professional handball player with a pronounced painful Haglund´s deformity treated with tendon debridement and reattachment using the Arthrex Speedbridge® system. This case report illustrates a rarely described operative and post-operative management of this unusual combination of Achilles tendon rupture and Haglund´s deformity.

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