calcaneum


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cal·ca·ne·us

 (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.

cal•ca•ne•us

(kælˈkeɪ ni əs)

n., pl. -ne•i (-niˌaɪ)
the largest tarsal bone, forming the prominence of the heel.
[1920–25; < Late Latin]
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A patient presented with a history of a weekend of ski touring which resulted in crippling pain just above the calcaneum.
7) The X-ray findings are fairly nonspecific and usually show an osteolytic lesion with occasional evidence of central sequestration seen in cases involving calcaneum.
3) There was also evidence of chronic osteomyelitis of calcaneum.
Typical presentation involves pain on the sole of foot and specifically around inferior aspect of calcaneum.
In addition to written texts, he draws evidence from archaeology, graffiti, a fresco, the famous crucifixion nail in a calcaneum bone, and other material sources.
Assessment of bone mineral density by DXA and the trabecular microarchitectural of the calcaneum by texture analysis in pre and postmenopausal women in the evaluation of osteoporosis.
These associated injuries include sternum fracture, rib fractures, clavicle fracture, tendon injury and a calcaneum fracture.
With the carcass laid flat on its side and the front leg positioned so that it was straight and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body, hind-foot length (HFL) was measured from the calcaneum (heel bone of hock) to the tip of hoof, and shoulder height (SH) from the superior angle of the scapula (cartilaginous top of shoulder) to the distal tip of the front hoof.
Material--OMNH 74713, proximal right femur; 74714, distal right femur; 74715, left femur ball; 74717, distal left femur; 74720, right calcaneum.
AP and lateral radiographs (figure 2) of the ankle and foot revealed an area of rarefaction in talus, with normal calcaneum, distal tibia and malleoli.