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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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(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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It starts in metaphysis and mostly present proximal humerus and femur but in adults ileum and calcaneum are common sites.30 It is asymptomatic but can present with a fracture.
However this study used ultrasound to measure BMD of calcaneum which is not gold standard for measuring BMD.
Then the foot is abducted to 70 degrees to correct first the forefoot abduction and then by the transmitted force to the calcaneum the hindfoot inversion.
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(a) Conventional karyotype on the bone tumor (calcaneum): 46,XY,add(2)(q?21),der(3)t(2;3) (q?21;q?21),-8,-19,+mar1,+mar2[8].
Plain radiographs of the left ankle showed a 3-centimeter oval lytic lesion in the anterior aspect of the calcaneum (Figure 1).
A patient presented with a history of a weekend of ski touring which resulted in crippling pain just above the calcaneum. He admitted to wearing too tight ski boots.
(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) The absence of any specific radiographic features of infection in bone and joints leads to difficulty in the diagnosis of the localized lesion.
Osteomyelitis of the calcaneum. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1992; 74:906-9.
The second suture anchor was inserted in the distal point of calcaneum resection surface (Knot 2).
The following bones were reviewed for the presence of bone marrow oedema and fracture in all 3 imaging planes: 1st to 5th proximal phalanges; medial and lateral sesamoids; 1st to 5th metatarsals; medial, middle, and lateral cuneiforms; navicular, cuboid, talus, and calcaneum; distal tibial plafond; and medial and lateral malleoli.