EXPERIENCE IN ARTHROSCOPIC TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HAGLUND'S DEFORMATION
The goal of this study was to evaluate the results of arthroscopic calcaneoplasty for the treatment of posterior calcaneal bursitis and Haglund's disease. The study involved 28 patients who underwent 30 arthroscopic surgeries for Haglund's disease from 2015 to 2019. Retrocalcanealneoplasty and supracalcaneoplasty were performed using a shaver, an ablator; with the help of a drill, the bone was resected until the contact in the Achilles tendon was eliminated in the position of dorsiflexion of the foot. All patients were discharged the next day and allowed full leg load in the second week after surgery. The AOFAS (American Orthopedic Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery) and VAS scores were calculated, and the patient's condition was estimated. Results: The average follow-up was 58.4 months. The AOFAS scores significantly improved from the average 52.6 to 98.6 at the final estimation (p˂0.005). All patients were satisfied with the result of the surgery. VAS scores were low. Conclusion: Arthroscopic calcaneoplasty has proven to be a safe and effective surgical method for the treatment of posterior calcaneal bursitis and Haglund's disease.