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Retrocalcaneal bursitis in polymyalgia rheumatica

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Description: Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively common disease of the elderly affecting the synovial membrane.
Recent studies have emphasised the prominent involvement of the extra-articular synovial structures in both proximal and distal regions of both the arms and legs. In the distal part of the arms tenosynovial membrane inflammation is responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome, distal swelling of hands and feet with or without pitting oedema, and localised episodes of distal tenosynovitis. We recently observed the case of a patient with PMR showing retrocalcaneal bursitis, which we describe briefly here.
Retrocalcaneal bursitis in polymyalgia rheumatica I OLIVIERI, A PADULA, C SALVARANI, F CANTINI, and L BAROZZI Ann Rheum Dis. 2001 December; 60(12): 1160–1161. Full Text available

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Author/Contact: Olivieri et al
Institution: Ann Rheum Dis.
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Language: English

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