Calcaneal

Definitions of "Calcaneal"

In anatomy, relating to the calcaneum or heel-bone: as, calcaneal arteries, ligaments, etc.

In ornithology, of or pertaining to the back upper part of the tarsometatarsus (tarsus of ordinary language) of a bird, where there is often a tuberosity regarded by some ornithologists as a calcaneum, and so named by them: as, a calcaneal tubercle; calcaneal tuberosity. See cut under tarsometatarsus.

Pertaining to the calcaneum. adjective

Of or pertaining to the calcaneus (heel bone). adjective

Relating to the heel bone or heel adjective

The word "Calcaneal" in example sentences

“The tibial shaft was unstable, so you managed the fracture with calcaneal pin traction, is that correct?” Spider Bones

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. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

The inferior surface presents two articular areas, the posterior and middle calcaneal surfaces, separated from one another by a deep groove, the sulcus tali. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

This facet is frequently divided into two by a notch: of the two, the posterior, and larger is termed the middle articular surface; it is supported on a projecting process of bone, the sustentaculum tali, and articulates with the middle calcaneal facet on the under surface of the talus; the anterior articular surface is placed on the anterior part of the body, and articulates with the anterior calcaneal facet on the talus. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

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. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

The posterior calcaneal articular surface is large and of an oval or oblong form. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

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. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

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. III. Syndesmology. 7e. Intertarsal Articulations

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. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

The medial malleolar net-work is formed by the anterior medial malleolar branch of the anterior tibial, the medial tarsal branches of the dorsalis pedis, the posterior medial malleolar and medial calcaneal branches of the posterior tibial and branches from the medial plantar artery. VI. The Arteries. 6d. The Anterior Tibial Artery

The lateral malleolar net-work is formed by the anterior lateral malleolar branch of the anterior tibial, the lateral tarsal branch of the dorsalis pedis, the perforating and the lateral calcaneal branches of the peroneal, and twigs from the lateral plantar artery. VI. The Arteries. 6d. The Anterior Tibial Artery

The anterior medial malleolar artery (a. malleolaris anterior medialis; internal malleolar artery) arises about 5 cm. above the ankle-joint and passes behind the tendons of the Extensor hallucis longus and Tibialis anterior, to the medial side of the ankle, upon which it ramifies, anastomosing with branches of the posterior tibial and medial plantar arteries and with the medial calcaneal from the posterior tibial. VI. The Arteries. 6d. The Anterior Tibial Artery

It is bounded anteriorly by a deep depression which is continued backward and medialward in the form of a groove, the calcaneal sulcus. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

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. II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus

The Lateral Calcaneal (ramus calcaneus lateralis; external calcaneal) are the terminal branches of the peroneal artery; they pass to the lateral side of the heel, and communicate with the lateral malleolar and, on the back of the heel, with the medial calcaneal arteries. VI. The Arteries. 1F. The Posterior Tibial Artery

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