The calcaneous is the large bone in the tarsus of the foot. It is the calcaneous bone that forms the projection of the heel behind the foot. It articulates with the cuboid bone (in front of the calcaneous) and the talus bone (above the calaceous).
The location of the calcaneous is indicated in the diagram in which all the tarsal bones are shaded blue to identify them as a group.
More about Foot and Leg Bones:
This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.
- Structures and Functions of Bones (an overview about the Skeletal System)
- Types of Bones, such as long bones, short bones, flat bones, etc.
- Bone Markings and Features on Bones of the Human Body
- Types of Joints, such as immoveable, slightly moveable and freely moveable joints
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Overview of types of Conditions and Disorders of the Skeletal System
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