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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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There are several causes for pain in the lateral aspect of the foot, including dislocation or subluxation of the peroneal tendon, injury, to the talofibular ligament or calcaneofibular ligament, or fractures in the fifth metatarsal, anterior process of the calcaneus, or cuboid [1].
(12) Others have demonstrated that these bone spurs can grow off the calcaneus to alleviate the stretch of the plantar fascia.
The CALCAnail Orthopedic Arthrodesis Nail is indicated for subtalar arthrodesis in the treatment of patients with comminuted fractures of the calcaneus, post-traumatic osteoarthritis and/or poor function resulting from calcaneal fracture sequelae, osteoarthritis of the posterior subtalar joint, or
Overburden and excessive strain cause tractive dam- age of the attachment of planta tread calcaneus, which develop into proximal plantar fasciitis.
Osteoid osteoma of the calcaneus: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation.
Plantar defects may progress to advanced stages in patients with neurological deficits or diabetes, which frequently results in osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. Soft tissue loss at the heel, often accompanied by exposure of the calcaneus and Achilles tendon, represents a challenge for reconstructive surgeons because of the lack of locally available tissues for transposition, relatively poor skin circulation, and weight-bearing requirement of the region.
Telltale signs include pain with heel walking and positive lateral squeeze test of the posterior calcaneus. "That reproduces the symptoms," she said.
It found that people seated with their feet flat on the floor suffered no fractures of the calcaneus from a typical detonation beneath the vehicle.
If stiff, then soft-tissue and bony procedures, such as a lateral closing wedge osteotomy of the calcaneus, are required.
The origin of plantar fascia is on the calcaneus (1), and the formation of subcalcaneal spur has traditionally been attributed to repetitive longitudinal traction of the plantar fascia (6) and also to hamstring tightness (7).
They describe historical aspects of calcaneus injury, its anatomy, fracture patterns, mechanisms of injury, imaging techniques and interpretation, and nonoperative and operative management options, demonstrating that effective surgery will improve outcomes for patients.
A 34-year-old woman with no significant background history sustained a fracture of the left calcaneus requiring surgery in November 2012.