• The calcaneus functions as a lever arm for the gastrocsoleus complex, providing a foundation or vertical support for one's body weight and providing support for and maintaining the lateral column of the foot. (medscape.com)
  • Recent studies have shown that the extensive lateral incision has become the standard treatment for most displaced calcaneus fractures. (smith-nephew.com)
  • [ 1 ] Calcaneus fractures may occur as a result of falls from heights or from twisting injuries or through a pathologic process such as osteoporosis , cysts, and tumors. (medscape.com)
  • In addition to receiving the weight of the body with each step , the calcaneus is the anchor for the plantar fascia , which supports the arch of the foot . (biology-online.org)
  • In the calcaneus, an ossification center, is developed during the 4th-7th week of fetal development. (wikipedia.org)
  • The calcaneus develops from two centers of ossification: one begins at birth, the other usually after age 8. (merckmanuals.com)
  • This paper describes a case of eumycetoma osteomyelitis of the calcaneus in a child in which diagnostic X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were correlated with the surgical and microscopic pathologic features, for establishing an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. (hindawi.com)
  • Eumycetoma is a chronic cutaneous and subcutaneous infection caused by various genera of fungi.Radiologic-pathologic correlation is an essential supplement for the accurate diagnosis of osteoarticular infections.We conclude that there is a significant agreement between radiologic and pathologic evaluation for assessment of eumycetoma osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. (nih.gov)
  • Anatomic pathology of the excised calcaneus is depicted in Figures 2(a), 2(b), 3(a), 3(b), and 3(c). (nih.gov)
  • We conclude that there is a significant agreement between radiologic and pathologic evaluation for assessment of eumycetoma osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. (hindawi.com)
  • From our review of the published data, the present case is the first report of radiologic-pathologic correlation in eumycetoma osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. (hindawi.com)
  • Anatomic reduction of joint congruity and the overall shape of the calcaneus are important prognostic factors. (medscape.com)