Perry et al (1983)  calculated that the impact load over the calcaneal tuberosity
was about 5 kg/[cm.sup.2] with a repetition rate for walking of 1160 impacts per mile (721 per km).
Twenty four fresh specimens of Achilles tendon with its insertion of the calcaneal tuberosity
were chosen for this study (Provided by Ningbo University, School of medicine).
Avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity
(extra-articular or beak fractures) are rare, accounting for 1% to 3% of all calcaneal fractures [1-3].
The tibial nerve was exposed at the level of bifurcation of the sciatic nerve and at its terminal division deep to the flexor retinaculum, between the medial malleolus and medial process of calcaneal tuberosity
Painted markers were applied to the following locations to aid in subsequent analysis of stifle angles: Ischial tuberosity, tibial plateau, and calcaneal tuberosity
The lower limb length in this study was defined and measured as the distance from the anterior superior iliac spine to the midsole (midway between the second metatarsal head and calcaneal tuberosity
at the second intermetatarsal space).
* Plane of support (PS): the line tangential to the most inferior aspect of the calcaneal tuberosity
and the most inferior aspect of the head of the fifth metatarsal;
Lateral radiographs obtained with the foot in plantar flexion may show the os trigonum or lateral talar tubercle impinged between the posterior-tibial malleolus and the calcaneal tuberosity
. (3) MR imaging is the modality of choice for further evaluation of the bony and soft tissue structures.
In chronic, intermittent plantar fascial pain, I recommend a 50-50 combination of Traumeel and Zeel mixed with half-percent Marcaine plain given as an injection at the trigger point area of tenderness, around the plantar medial calcaneal tuberosity
area of the foot, along with the following acupuncture points: KI 3, KI 4, and KI 5.
Along with the typical symptomatology, physical examination findings specifically tenderness of the calcaneal tuberosity
that may be aggravated by passive dorsiflexion of the toes contribute to the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis.
avulsions are relatively rare, constituting 1-3% of all calcaneal fractures [1-3].
A drill hole which was large enough for the passage of the peroneus brevis tendon was made through the transverse diameter of the calcaneal tuberosity
. Then the peroneus brevis tendon was passed through this hole and back proximally beside the Achilles tendon, reinforcing the site of rupture, and it was sutured to the peroneus Brevis tendon itself, producing a dynamic loop.