Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s Deformity

A 42 year old male complains of pain and difficulty in walking on his left foot. He also complains of stiffness in heel and difficulty in wearing closed shoes.

X-ray shows bony spur on posterosuperior aspect of calcaneum. ( Image attached )


Diagnosis – Haglund’s Deformity


Discussion :



Haglund deformity, also known as a pump bump or Bauer bump or Mulholland deformity, is defined as bony enlargement formed at posterosuperior aspect of calcaneum. This deformity leads to retrocalcaneal bursitis.

Please note the following as well –

Haglund syndrome refers to the triad (Haglund’s triad) of

– insertional Achilles tendinopathy
– retrocalcaneal bursitis
– Haglund deformity (i.e. posterosuperior calcaneal exostosis) which is already explained above.

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

3 comments to “Haglund’s Deformity”

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  1. Rahul patel - 03/09/2017 at 8:03 am Reply

    Thank you sir

  2. Anshika jaiswal - 18/11/2017 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Sir plz tell wat is it’s treatment???

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