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Resection of Haglunds Deformity

Are you currently living with Haglund’s deformity?

Also known as the Mullhulland Deformity, this condition is characterized by a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that typically leads to painful bursitis and inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and bone.

This uncomfortable condition is the result of irritated soft tissue around the Achilles tendon that flares as the bony enlargement experiences friction. Although most commonly prescribed to young women who wear a constricting style of shoe. Haglund’s deformity can also occur through genetic affect.

Resection of Haglunds Deformity is an outpatient procedure that removes the bony bump on the back of the calcaneus or heel bone. If you’re living with foot pain, schedule an appointment with us today. We’ll help you take the first step to a full recovery!

Surgical Procedure

The surgeon will position you so that the back of your ankle is clearly visible. Anesthetic is provided to ensure you experience no pain during the course of the procedure. The surgical site will be cleaned and sterilized before the surgeon makes an incision.

Next your surgeon will inspect the calcaneus with the aid of an endoscope or through making a small incision on the back of the heel. The retrocalcaneal bursa and bony bump are then cut away and reshaped to eliminate the pressure occurring to the neighboring soft tissue.

Following Surgery

Your surgeon will close the incision using sutures or surgical staples. The ankle will be carefully bandaged, patients will often require the use of a split as the foot heals for a short period following the procedure. You’ll be allowed to leave and return home.

The majority of patients who undergo the resection of haglunds deformity procedure will experience a full recovery within a period of 4-6 weeks following surgery.


Dr. Kris Dinucci

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