X-ray of calcaneal spurs

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]


Posterior and inferior calcaneal spurs.

Further workup

In the presence of posterior calcaneal spurs, also look for apparent widening of the width of the calcaneal tendon.


See also: General notes on reporting

Calcaneal spurs should generally be reported at least if:

  • Requested in the referral
  • They are at least moderate in size
  • The patient has foot pain not explained by other findings.


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