About this module

In this module, we'll cover the posterior ankle. We'll first look at the anatomy and normal ultrasound appearance of the structures in the posterior ankle. Finally, we'll have a look at common pathologies seen in the posterior ankle.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Clinical anatomy

    • Achilles tendon retrocalcaneal

    • Achilles tendon pre-insertional and midportion

    • Quiz: Clinical anatomy posterior ankle

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Normal ultrasound findings and scanning technique

    • Achilles tendon

    • Kager's fat body

    • Quiz: Scanning technique posterior ankle

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Pathology

    • Midportion and preinsertional pathology of the Achilles tendon

    • Preinsertional and insertional pathology of the Achilles tendon

    • Discussion: Achilles tendon pathology

    • Posterior impingement - stenosis of the FHL

    • Case Discussion: Hallucis longus

    • Quiz: Pathology posterior ankle

  • 4

    What's next on your ankle/foot learning curve?

    • Suggested online and/or hands-on training to boost your ankle/foot skills to the next level 🚀