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Subcutaneous calcaneal bursitis

Patient Positioning

Patient lies prone, foot hanging out of the examination table.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a sagittal plane over the achilles tendon, which is easily palpated.

Note: Overuse injury with bursitis of the subcutaneous calcaneal bursa - also called Achilles bursa, which is found posterior (superficial) to the Achilles tendon between the skin and the posterior aspect of the distal Achilles tendon.