IPA: kæɫkʌnˈiʌɫ


  • (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the calcaneus (heel bone).

Examples of "calcaneal" in Sentences

  • The other terminology is calcaneal inversion.
  • Calcaneal loading during walking and running.
  • Medial calcaneal branches of the tibial nerve.
  • Calcaneal varus can be a fixed or flexible deformity.
  • The Achilles tendon now becomes the calcaneal tendon .
  • A calcaneal branch to the lateral part of the calcaneus.
  • Calcaneal varus is of course the opposite of calcaneal valgus.
  • Delayed coalescence of the two calcaneal ossification centers.
  • In addition a calcaneal branch to the medial aspect of the calcaneus.
  • The posterior calcaneal articular surface is large and of an oval or oblong form.
  • “The tibial shaft was unstable, so you managed the fracture with calcaneal pin traction, is that correct?”
  • It is bounded anteriorly by a deep depression which is continued backward and medialward in the form of a groove, the calcaneal sulcus.
  • The inferior surface presents two articular areas, the posterior and middle calcaneal surfaces, separated from one another by a deep groove, the sulcus tali.
  • The middle calcaneal articular surface is small, oval in form and slightly convex; it articulates with the upper surface of the sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus.
  • The posterior or talocalcaneal articulation is formed between the posterior calcaneal facet on the inferior surface of the talus, and the posterior facet on the superior surface of the calcaneus.
  • In front of this area is a large usually somewhat oval-shaped facet, the posterior articular surface, which looks upward and forward; it is convex from behind forward, and articulates with the posterior calcaneal facet on the under surface of the talus.
  • Sewell (Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, vol. xxxviii) pointed out that in about 10 per cent. of bones a small triangular facet, continuous with the posterior calcaneal facet, is present at the junction of the lateral surface of the body with the posterior wall of the sulcus tali.
  • This eminence is concave above, and articulates with the middle calcaneal articular surface of the talus; below, it is grooved for the tendon of the Flexor hallucis longus; its anterior margin gives attachment to the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament, and its medial, to a part of the deltoid ligament of the ankle-joint.
  • The medial, situated in front of the middle calcaneal facet, is convex, triangular, or semi-oval in shape, and rests on the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament; the lateral, named the anterior calcaneal articular surface, is somewhat flattened, and articulates with the facet on the upper surface of the anterior part of the calcaneus.

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