Subcutaneous calcaneal bursa

Dr Tim Luijkx and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

The subcutaneous calcaneal bursa, also referred to as retroachilleal bursa, is located between the calcaneal tendon and the skin. 

It is distinct from the retrocalcaneal bursa, which is located between the calcaneal tendon and the posterior angle of the calcaneus.

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

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rID: 39137
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superficial retrocalcaneal bursa
  • Retroachilleal bursa
  • Retro-achilleal bursa

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