Calcaneus

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Calcaneus
Subtalar Joint.PNG
The calcaneus forms the bony part of the heel. It forms a joint with the talus bone, the subtalar joint.
Calcaneus animation01.gif
Bones of the foot, with the calcaneus shown in red
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Identifiers
LatinCalcaneus, Calcaneum, Os calcis
MeSHD002111
TAA02.5.11.001
FMA24496
Anatomical terms of bone

The calcaneus is a bone of the foot and part of the heel. Its name came from the Latin word /kælˈknəs/, calcaneus or calcaneum, meaning heel.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mosby’s Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary, Fourth Edition, Mosby-Year Book Inc., 1994, p. 242