Arthroscopic retrocalcaneal spur excision is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the removal of the bony growth (spur) from the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This condition is also known as Haglund’s deformity or pump bump. The spur can cause pain, inflammation, and irritation of the surrounding soft tissues, including the Achilles tendon. Arthroscopic retrocalcaneal spur excision is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. It involves making small incisions around the heel and using an arthroscope (a small camera) and specialized instruments to remove the spur while preserving the surrounding tissue. This procedure has been shown to be effective in relieving pain and improving function in patients with retrocalcaneal spurs.
Arthroscopic retrocalcaneal spur excision is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove a bony protrusion (spur) that has developed on the back of the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. This condition is known as retrocalcaneal exostosis or Haglund’s deformity, and it can cause pain, swelling, and inflammation in the area. The surgery is performed arthroscopically, using a small camera and surgical instruments inserted through small incisions in the skin. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and has a relatively short recovery period.