calcaneus

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Synonyms for calcaneus

the largest tarsal bone

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Warren Gatland (left) suffered multiple fractures to the right heel bone
That's because of the shapes of their heel bones, say a team of scientists from the University of Arizona in Tucson and Harvard University.
The injury left him with very little tissue over his heel bone, as well as limited flexion.
Around 10 patients in Birmingham are joining 150 people nationwide to test whether surgery repairs the heel bone and joint better than other non-surgical cures.
Witness the new treatment for a common condition in runners known as Haglund's syndrome, an enlargement of the outside of the heel bone near the Achilles tendon.
Stojic back: Sophomore guard/forward Sasa Stojic was scheduled to play her first minutes Wednesday for the women's basketball team since undergoing an offseason surgical procedure, in which a portion of her heel bone that was protruding on a nerve was shaved off.
They wouldn't be heel bone spurs as these are painful and don't look like your description.
But the Coventry Bees reserve then stumbled out of his van while loading up after the meeting, and chipped a heel bone.
It commonly becomes damaged close to the heel bone and this is plantar fasciitis.
After several hours of surgery I woke up to find two metal rods sticking out the top of my leg and a metal rod through my heel bone with a triangle traction bar holding my ankle in place.
If you have persistent pain in the bottom of your heel after periods of rest or exercising, you may have plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the fibrous band of tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes.
His parents had to hire a car and by the time they arrived eight hours later, Joshua had already undergone major surgery to clean out the wound and pin the two halves of his heel bone back together.
Last year, while running with a fractured heel bone, the former Oregon prep champion from Salem's McKay High School, earned a silver medal as Team USA's anchor leg on the 4x100 relay at the 2012 London Olympics.
The blast left him with a fractured heel bone, a broken ankle and a deep cut to the side of his foot, which repeatedly became infected.