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Encyclopedia > Calcaneus

The calcaneus is the large bone making up the heel of the human foot. It articulates with two other tarsal bones, the navicular above and the cuboid toward the midfoot. 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.

It has multiple holes on the back side of the inferior side in order to attach to the calcaneus tendon ( Achilles_tendon ).

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