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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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Inclusion criteria were as follows: being between 18 and 65 years, presence of heel pain, tenderness at the insertion site of the plantar fascia on the anteromedial aspect of the calcaneal tubercle elicited by palpation, and unresponsiveness to medical treatment.
(2016), aiming for verifying the nursing professionals knowledge and attitude in a neonatal unit regarding the evaluation and treatment of acute pain in newborns, the authors have seen that most participating nursing professionals, erroneously, agreed that among the various types of puncture applied to the care of the newborn, calcaneal puncture is as painful as venous puncture and therefore should be avoided.
The states for scoring the anterior and middle calcaneal facets (AMCF) are an "absent anterior facet" or "0," a "single elongated facet" or "1," a "double facet; small anterior" or "2," or a "double facet; large anterior" or "3." While these states are not exactly ordinal, as they are not placed in a hierarchical order, the states are ordered this way to eliminate confusion between the scoring numbers and the states.
This joint id formed by articulating of superior facets of calcaneal bone to calcaneal articular facets of the talus.
Perry et al (1983) [17] calculated that the impact load over the calcaneal tuberosity was about 5 kg/[cm.sup.2] with a repetition rate for walking of 1160 impacts per mile (721 per km).
The Achilles tendon with its insertion of the calcaneal tuberosity was kept intact and the other part of the calcaneal tuberosity was fixed in the specimen fixing box and fixed on the base of the torsion load testing machine.
The suture remained beneath the common calcaneal tendon and was passed beneath the medial metatarsal vein and secured to itself in a circumferential pattern.
At 12 years post thyroidectomy, she was diagnosed with a calcaneal mass of the same pathology and diagnosed with delayed distant thyroid carcinoma metastasis to the calcaneus.
Notably, a recent cross-sectional population-based study examining the association between calcaneal ultrasound parameters and thyroid status in middle-aged and elderly Chinese men observed high anti-TPO levels ([greater than or equal to] 200IU/mL) to be associated with lower QUI (p = 0.030) [65].
The aim of this study was to investigate the HIV-infected population at risk of osteoporosis, according with the current guidelines for osteoporosis, (19) measuring the BMD by calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS), the BMD by DXA at femoral neck (FN-DXA) and lumbar spine (L-DXA), and detecting the presence of osteoporotic VF by thoracic-lumbar X-ray, evaluating the ability of these techniques to screen for osteoporosis in patients with HIV chronic infection.
For example, providing medial calcaneal mobilizations/releases for the overpronator would be great if the patient has a compensated calcaneal varus.