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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Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the os calcis in Saudi women: defining Saudi reference value for the diagnosis of low bone mass.
Symptoms of marked pain are produced by medial and lateral compression (squeezing) of the heel at the site where the calcaneal apophysis attaches to the main body of the os calcis.
Posterior heel pain can be caused by several conditions, including calcaneal bursitis, (3) pathologies of the Achilles tendon, its tendon sheath, the retrocalcaneal bursae, osteophytes or stress fracture of the os calcis, and by rheumatoid, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases.
Although the spine and hip are the most common sites to measure, Dr Gallagher noted that DEXA can also be used to measure the radius, metacarpal bones, phalanges, or os calcis.
Ultrasonic measurements made at the os calcis discriminated between fracture and non-fracture groups as well as DXA and independently of bone density.