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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 peroneus longus tendon is located proximal and posteriorly to the lateral malleolus on the lateral surface of the calcaneus, cuboid (along the midfoot), and distally inserting at the base of the first metatarsal and medial cuneiform [1, 6].
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It typically arises from repetitive microtrauma to the plantar fascia; a thick aponeurotic tissue that extends from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus to the proximal phalanges of the toes.
There was an apparent groove on tuber calcanei of calcaneus, which was found in proximal row and there was a deep transverse line at the central point of the surface where this groove was present.
French orthopedic devices and instruments maker FH Ortho has received approval from The US Food and Drug Administration to market the CALCAnail System to treat calcaneus fractures and subtalar arthrodesis (rear foot fusion surgery) in the United States, the company said on Monday.
(1) Patients with history of calcaneus fracture; 2) ar- ches of foot malformation; (3) history of rheumatic disease; (4) of foot surgery (5).
In retrospect, the X-rays demonstrated a subtle lytic focus in the superior and lateral aspect of the body of the calcaneus with sclerosis of the adjacent bone (Figures 1A,1B).
At operation, we partially removed the calcaneus about 3 cm x5 cm in size and 3 cm in height [Figure 1]b leaving the Achilles tendon in position, and the wound was closed primarily without tension [Figure 1]c.
"Ahmed had an MRI in Brisbane this morning.The results showed a slight retrocalcaneal bursitis (inflammed bursa) between the Achilles' tendon and the calcaneus (heel bone).The Achilles' tendon was intact and undamaged.
It's marked by a traction/impact apophysitis at the site of insertion of the Achilles' tendon at the posterior calcaneus. "At times, it can last for 2-3 years, but it is a self-limited condition," Dr.
A frequent result of these incidents is a highly comminuted fracture of the calcaneus, the large heel-bone that bears most of the body's weight.
Muscle imbalance favours ankle dorsiflexion (L5), and there is a lack of plantar flexion (S1), resulting in a calcaneus gait.