calcaneus

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calcaneus

[kal′kan·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
A bone of the tarsus, forming the heel bone in humans. Also known as calcaneum.
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These extremities also showed no variation in their distal attachment where in, Soleus muscle along with the medial and the lateral heads of gastrocnemius formed the tendo calcaneus which got inserted into the middle part of the posterior surface of the calcaneus bone.
Olympic silver medalist Sally Kipyego's outdoor track and field season is in jeopardy after breaking the calcaneus bone in her left heel.
He landed falling backwards, so his heels took the impact and the calcaneus bone, that heel bone, is a really painful injury.