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Abstract

Introduction:

Bursitis may arise from non‐infectious and infectious aetiologies. Clinically, distinguishing one from the other can be challenging. Aseptic retrocalcaneal bursitis is a common disorder among athletes and physically active people. In contrast, infectious (septic) bursitis, although a common diagnosis in the olecranon and prepatellar bursa, has rarely been reported in the retrocalcaneal bursa.

Case presentation:

Here, we present an unusual case of retrocalcaneal septic bursitis as a complication of a delayed‐healing heel wound in a patient with underlying calcific insertional Achilles tendinopathy and aseptic retrocalcaneal bursitis.

Conclusion:

Physicians should be aware of this clinical entity as a possible complication of a heel wound and initiate appropriate management if an infectious process is suspected.

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2019-10-15
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