Achilles tendiopathy

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Posterior ankle pain.


There is diffuse thickening of the Achilles tendon soft tissue shadow. The pre-Achilles fat pad is normal. There is minimal Achilles tendon enthesopathy. 


There is diffuse thickening of Achilles tendon. The anterior surface of tendon show convexity anteriorly. There is no tendon tear/calcification.

There is no peritendon fluid. Increased echogenicity of Kager's fat pad. 

Case Discussion

Findings favor Achilles tendinopathy without tendon tear.

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rID: 12705
Published: 2nd Jan 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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