The morphometric analysis of calcaneus and its articular facets

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G Jyotsna, Anuradha Mamidi*

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Background: Calcaneus being the key bone of the longitudinal arch forms the posterior pillar. It is responsible for receiving the body weight and transmitting it to the plantar arch below. Materials and Methods: The aim of the present study is to see the variations in articular facets and dimensions of calcaneus. Ninety-eight dry calcaneus were procured from department of Anatomy, Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. All the bones were of unknown gender that are housed in the collection at department of Anatomy grossly normal without any physical damage. Results: Among the ninety-eight dry calcaneus, type-B articular facets were seen mostly. Morphometric measurements of calcaneus were similar to that of other studies. Mild variations that were observed might be due to racial or different points taken as reference for measurements. Conclusion: Analysis of morphometric parameters plays key role in reconstruction surgeries and foot rehabilitation procedures.  

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Calcaneus, Morphometry, Articular facets.
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