Calcaneal tuberosity - Tuber calcanei

Description

The calcaneus provides the point of the hock with the calcaneal tuberosity that extends proximally from the calcaneus. In ruminants, the calcaneal tuberosity is expanded, roughened and hollowed by a shallow groove. In horses, it is very pronounced and present a mediolateral groove on its proximal surface.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke

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