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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In the case of professional athletes, the doctors usually recommend an ultrasonography for the tissues of the arch of the injured foot, and an X-ray of that foot, in order to see whether there is a calcanean osteophyte, which most of the times accompanies the plantar fasciitis.
Common calcanean tendon injuries may be partial or complete and may involve any combination of the three tendons that make up the CCT.
The conservative treatment of calcanean fracture consists of elevation, compression and early active motion.