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 (kăl-kā′nē-əs) also cal·ca·ne·um (-nē-əm)
n. pl. cal·ca·ne·i (-nē-ī′) also cal·ca·ne·a (-nē-ə)
The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called heel bone.

[Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-.]

cal·ca′ne·al adj.


(kælˈkeɪnɪəs) or


n, pl -nei (-nɪˌaɪ) or -nea (-nɪə)
1. (Anatomy) the largest tarsal bone, forming the heel in man. Nontechnical name: heel bone
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
[C19: from Late Latin: heel, from Latin calx heel]
calˈcaneal, calˈcanean adj


(kælˈkeɪ ni əs)

n., pl. -ne•i (-niˌaɪ)
the largest tarsal bone, forming the prominence of the heel.
[1920–25; < Late Latin]


The tarsal bone that comprises the heel bone. See tarsus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcaneus - the largest tarsal bonecalcaneus - the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"


, calcanei
n. calcáneo, hueso del talón;
pop. calcañal, calcañar.
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The anterior talofibular ligament, which runs anterior to the lateral joint line between the calcaneus and the talus, is injured in 80% of cases.
The outside height of the insole was 6 mm, so the sagittal axis of the posterior part of the calcaneus was tilted laterally at 5[degrees] to the floor.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of both ankles (Figs 2 and 3) showed a large accessory soleus muscle between the flexor hallucis longus muscle belly and the Achilles tendon inserting onto the posteromedial edge of the calcaneus via a thin tendinous insertion.
11) During the test, two non-elastic straps were lightly fastened around the participants' gluteus maximus and ankles (just superior to the medial and lateral malleoli) for stability on the plinth, a pillow was positioned beneath the ankle straps to reduce the strain on the distal aspect of the tendo calcaneus (Achilles tendon) and thereby ensure comfort of the participants (Figure).
Ultrasound bone densitometry of the calcaneus, determined with Sahara, in healthy Japanese adolescents: Japanese Population-based Osteoporosis (JPOS) Study.
In addition, a low baseline BMD at several sites (the calcaneus, distal radius, total hip, femoral neck, and lumbar spine) was a significant predictor of incident vertebral fractures during the follow-up period.
He then places his other hand on the opposite side of the ankle and rocks the foot back and forth, causing the calcaneus and the talus to invert and evert.
This is especially true for applications in which the material would be loaded primarily in compression, such as tibial plateau fractures, calcaneus fractures, and vertebral augmentation (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty).
Children ALAD BLL, HB 2004 Abbreviations: BLL, blood lead level; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; CBL, calcaneus bone lead; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; DMSA, DMSA- chelatable lead; HB, hemoglobin; PBL, patella bone lead; SBP, systolic blood pressure; SC, serum creatinine; TBL, tibia bone lead; ZPP, zinc protoporphyrin.
She did not allow pressure on the calcaneus, which was painful.
The 155 outcomes instruments collected in this handbook are arranged by shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, and calcaneus.