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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.
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Adj.1.calcaneal - relating to the heel bone or heel


, calcanean
a. calcáneo-a, rel. al calcáneo;
___ bonehueso calcáneo;
___ fracturefractura calcánea.
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The Achilles tendon or Common Calcaneal Tendon (CCT) is the largest in the body and is vulnerable to physical stress due to its limited blood supply and superficial location.
Common calcaneal tendon (CCT) injuries may be partial or complete and may involve any combination of the three tendons that make up the CCT.
Transposition of Sartorius muscle for treatment of recurrent common calcaneal tendon rupture.