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As per my MRI report: There is partial thickness TEAR of the distal Achilles Tendon as well as an anflamed retrocalcaneal bursa and inflammation of the Retro-Achilles bursa consistent with a haglund deformity.
IMPRESSION: ACHILLES TENDON PARTIAL THICKNESS TEAR WITH UNDERLYING HAGLUND DEFORMITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
What do you recommend? I am 54 year female, and my doctor recommnding surgery.

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  1. If you are unsure about surgery. Ask for a copy of your records and get another opinion. I can not give you a yes or no answer without an examination.

  2. Hi, I’ve had Hagland’s for about 4 years or so and have had 4 different operations to have them removed. Had both feet done 3 years ago and within a year they grew back again. By the time I had surgery again they were bigger then original and on both sides of heel.The second time done he went more aggresive and concaved the bone, so it would take longer to grow back.Well after a few weeks back to work my achillis tendon ripped out of my heel,taking bone fragments with it. The tendon retracted 4cm up my leg.They had to put 5 anchor bolts in to hold it there and now I am in a cast. I was told by another surgeon that previous Hanglands surgery was a factor and the other heel tendon could do the same.Anyway, I do NOT recommend surgery and try to live with it. Try Orthodics, stretches and Accupunture first and surgery as a last resort.This is my advice due to my bad experience with surgery by suppositly the ‘Best’ Orthepedic Surgeon. Good Luck!!!

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