Calcaneus Essays

  • Skating Informative Speech

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    Name: Brooke Bowyer Speech Topic: Kristi Yamaguchi General Purpose: Inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about renown figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi Thesis Statement: Through her accomplishments as an Olympic gold medalist, author, mother, wife and philanthropist, Kristi Yamaguchi exemplified what it is to be a professional woman athlete. I. Introduction A. ATTENTION GETTER: So how many of you have had the chance to experience the very fun yet difficult activity of ice-skating? If you

  • Foot Anatomy Research Paper

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    contains two tarsal bones named talus & calcaneus; and mid-foot

  • Plantar Fascia Research Paper

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    converting the previously stored potential energy into kinetic energy and aiding acceleration.15 Pathophysiology of the plantar fascia is a thickened fibrous sheet of connective tissue that originates from the medial tubercle on the undersurface of the calcaneus and fans out, attaching to the plantar plates of the metatarsophalangeal joints to form the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. It provides key functions during running and walking. In general, the purpose of the plantar fascia is two fold to

  • Gait Cycle Analysis

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    Introduction: The Gait cycle “ The Gait cycle starts when one foot makes contact with the ground and ends when that same foot contacts the ground again”. (TheFreeDictionary.com, 2009) An entire gait cycle is made up of two steps. The Gait cycle can be divided into two phases that occur in cycles, the Stance phase and the Swing phase. As seen in figure 1 the stance phase accounts for 60% of the gait cycle, while the swing phase accounts for the other 40% of the cycle. Gait analysis is an essential

  • Plantar Fasciitis Case Study

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    bones), the calcaneus (heel bone), and the talus. The plantar fascia originates from the medial calcaneal ligaments, dividing into a medial, central and lateral band that attaches to the superior surface of the abductor hallucis, flexor digitorum brevis, and abductor digiti minimi musculature, respectively. The medial longitudinal arch (MLA) of the foot aids in distributing the force attributed to the weight bearing. The MLA of the foot resembles two rods a rear rod consisting of the calcaneus, talus

  • Achilles Tendon Case Study

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    The tendon was passed  through a trans-osseous drill hole in the calcaneus. Next, the tendon was then passed back on itself and sutured over the Achilles tendon. A modification of this technique was done by Turco and Spinella18 where the peroneus brevis tendon was passed through the distal stump instead of passing through the calcaneus, and they reported excellent results Miskulin et al19. Used the planters tendon as a suture material and passed

  • The Human Foot: The Anatomical Structure Of The Foot

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    The foot (plural feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal segment of a limb which supports weights and allows dislocation. In many animals with feet, the foot is a anatomize organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, normally including claws or nails. The human foot is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated), and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and

  • Achilles Tendon Research Paper

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    back of the lower leg and the largest, thickest and strongest tendon in the body[1]. The Achilles tendon is a conjoint aponeurosis and connects the plantaris, gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles and is attached to the calcaneus[2]. Therefore the Achilles tendon is also known as calcaneus tendon or calf tendon. The Achilles tendon causes plantar flexion and is used during activities such as walking, jumping and other movements where plantar flexion is required. The Achilles tendon plays an important

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction Case Study

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    Title page Functional and MRI follow up after reconstruction of chronic ruptures of Achilles tendon Myerson's type III using the triple loop plantaris tendon wrapped with central turndown flap: case series. (Running title: new technique for Achilles tendon reconstruction) Ahmed F. Sadek*1, Ezzat H. Fouly2, Mohammed A. Laklok3, Mohammed F. Amin4. 1: Lecturer of orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedic surgery department, Minia University Hospital, Minia, Egypt ? email: sadek_orthop@yahoo.com 2: Lecturer

  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Human Foot

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    that shapethe arch of the foot. These consist of the three cuneiform bones, the cuboid bone, and the navicular bone. The hind foot: Itconfigures the heel and the ankle. The talus bone upkeepsthe leg bones (tibia and fibula), creating the ankle. The calcaneus (heel bone) is the biggest bone in your foot. Ligaments, muscles and tendonscourse along the planes of your feet, allowing the complexarrangementsdesirable for movement and steadiness. The Achilles tendon attaches your heel to the calf muscles and

  • Essay On Compression Sleeves

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    Compression sleeve for heel spurs The heel bone or calcaneus bone which is the largest bone in the foot experience an abnormal growth is a scenario where heel spurs occur. The area where the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel, form calcium deposit. This situation is common to those who are flat footed but in some cases, a person with high arches experience heel spurs. In most cases, a heel spur measures quarter of an inch in length that makes it not visible to the naked eye. While plantar fasciitis

  • Stress Fracture Research Paper

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    tiny crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress or force, often from overuse. Having a stress fracture in the foot affects other parts of the foot other than just the injured site, the other anatomy of the foot that is involved is the metatarsals, calcaneus, fibula, tibia, talus, and the navicular. The signs and symptoms include swelling on top of the foot and/or on the outside of the ankle, pain while resting, pain that occurs and increases while doing daily activities, tenderness when touched, and

  • Achilles Tendinitis Case Study

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    The Achilles tendon is a band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The two-calf muscles that attaches to the heel bone are the gastrocnemius and soleus. The Achilles tendon lower part of the calf that attaches to the calcaneus. The Achilles tendon allows to stand, run, or jump while being on our toes. While doing any movement the calf muscles flex and pull on the heel. With the lack of blood supply, the tendon is more susceptible to injury. Achilles tendinitis most commonly

  • Chondroblastoma Case Study

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    reported in a study by the US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in which 42 (13.04%) of 322 chondroblastomas diagnosed between 1985 and 1993 involved the foot. Out of these 17 (40.48% of chondroblastomas, or 5.28% of bone tumors) involved the calcaneus and 20 (47.62% of chondroblastomas, or 6.21% of bone tumors) involved the talus.(1) However the calcaneum involvement was only 6 (5.77%) out of 104 cases in one review by Bloem et al (4), and 0 out of 70 cases in another series by Turcotte et al

  • Tibiofibular Syndesmosis Research Paper

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    This joint lies beneath the talus, where the posterior calcaneal facet on the talus articulates with the posterior facet on the superior aspect of the calcaneus. The Subtalar joint is a gliding joint, with the 2 bones held together by an articular capsule and by anterior, posterior, lateral, medial, and interosseus talocalcaneal ligaments. Subtalar inversion and eversion occur at this articulation. (6)

  • Osteochondrodysplasia Case Study

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    Kim 1 Jaehee Kim Research & Presentation 2A Benard Kong March 23 2018 Osteochondrodysplasia of Scottish Fold cat breed One of the most crucial factors of purebred cats are the defining characteristics of each breed. To make sure the resulting cat has the specific features, selective breeding and preservation of traits are an essential procedure(Nicolae Selective Breeding). Moreover, with those breeding the cat maintains the characteristics and body features of its breed. For example, the fine ear

  • The Tendons: The Characteristics Of The Achilles Tendon

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    Tendons are strong, tough bands of inelastic fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. They are sometimes referred to as sinews which are also tough bands of tissues capable of withstanding great amounts of tension and when talking about tensile strength, they’re the strongest among the other connective tissues. Tendons are consists of elongated collagenous cells and minimal ground substances. These tendons are closely packed together, parallel to the direction of the force (Brandt

  • Importance Of Ayurveda In Sports Medicine

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    Sports medicine is the application of various medical principles to the sports activities, physical exercise and performance endeavors. It involves health care professionals, researches and educators from a wide variety of disciplines. Ayurveda can contribute in specific areas of Sports medicine. Apart from providing curative and rehabilitative treatments in sports injuries, Ayurveda provides preventive, promotive and rejuvenative treatments that help a sportsperson to efficiently handle the physical

  • Plantar Cancer Case Study

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    Platelets rich plasma for treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis Abstract Background Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in adults. Many treatment options exist. Platelets rich plasma (PRP) is derived from autologous blood and con-tains high concentration of growth factors necessary for tis-sue healing. The use of PRP in the treatment of plantar fasciitis is a fairly recent and evolving concept. The pur-pose of our work was to study the eVectiveness of PRP treatment for chronic plantar

  • Bone Fracture Research Paper

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    INTRODUCTION Fracture is defined as discontinuation of bone meaning the two bones is separated. The range of broken bones can be from a thin crack to a complete break. A crack (not only a break) in the bones is also known as fracture. It can be fracture of crosswise, lengthwise, in several places or into many pieces. Typically, it happens when the bone was subjected to impact of more force or pressure than it can withstand. Commonly, broken bone can happen in childhood and mature and late adulthood