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Albert's disease

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Painful inflammation of the bursae located between the os calcis and the Achilles tendon with difficulty in walking.

Schanz's syndrome 1 is a traumatic inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is entered as Schanz’ disease, under Alfred Schanz, German orthopedist, 1868-1931.


  • E. Albert:
    Achillodynie. Wiener medizinische Presse, 1893, 34: 41-43.

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