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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He suffered multiple fractures to the right heel bone and also a fracture to the left one.
He landed falling backwards, so his heels took the impact and the calcaneus bone, that heel bone, is a really painful injury.
Soy milk and dairy consumption is independently associated with ultrasound attenuation of the heel bone among postmenopausal women: the Adventist Health Study-2.
When Fanning broke a heel bone after being unseated at Wolverhampton in late June, he initially hoped to be riding again within six weeks.
Achilles tendon The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle of the leg.
Heel pain is basically the inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes.
13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, involved people with injured Achilles' tendons, fibrous tissue that connects the calf to the heel bone.
The Achilles is the body's largest tendon, connecting calf muscles in the lower leg to the heel bone and it's prone to overuse injury from sports including running.
During the procedure, doctors insert a needle into the area where the fascia connects to the heel bone.
By elevating the heel, high heels prevent the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, from stretching fully.
Place your index finger on your heel bone also known as the calcaneus.
In almost all infants, the heel bone is not under these areas.