Calcaneus Bone: Definition, Anatomy & Function


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What is the calcaneus?

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1. Where is the calcaneus located?

2. Roughly speaking, the calcaneus is what shape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief multiple-choice quiz and worksheet assess how much you know about the calcaneus. You should be familiar with different aspects of the calcaneus, such as what it does and how it's shaped.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The definition of 'calcaneus'
  • Where the calcaneus is located
  • How its shaped
  • Its primary function
  • The meaning of 'triceps surae'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about calcaneus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about where the calcaneus is located and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'triceps surae'

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Calcaneus Bone: Definition, Anatomy & Function. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • How the calcaneus functions
  • The muscles for which it serves as an attachment point
  • How it receives a supply of blood