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Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific)


Aim: The present study was carried to retrospectively analyze the outcomes of patients with Haglund’s syndrome treated with author’s preferred technique and to compare and validate its results by comparing with the available literature.

Materials and methods: Twenty-four patients who had undergone surgery for Haglund’s syndrome between 2008 and 2014 were identified retrospectively from records and included in the study cohort. Visual analog scale (VAS) score and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Score (AOFAS) were computed preoperatively and at each follow-up, the records of which were available through patient notes. The mean follow-up period was 32 months (12–55 months).

Results: The VAS score improved from a mean of 6.9 to 0.5 at 6 weeks follow-up and to 0.12 at 12 weeks follow-up. The mean AOFAS increased from 55.54 ± 7.26 to 91.20 ± 6.84 at 12 weeks follow-up. None of the patients had any significant complications. At 1 year follow-up, all the patients had returned to their predisease activity level.

Conclusion: Open surgical management with an individualized approach provides good to excellent outcomes with minimal complication rates.

Keywords: Achilles tendinopathy, Haglund’s, Heel pain.

How to cite this article: Agarwala S, Agrawal P, Sobti AS. Surgical Management of Haglund’s Syndrome in Nonathletes: A Retrospective Review. J Foot Ankle Surg (Asia-Pacific) 2017;4(1):19-22.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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