IJCRR - 5(7), April, 2013
MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF SPUR FORMATION IN DRY ADULT HUMAN CALCANEAE
Author: A. Perumal, A. Anand
The calcaneum is a key tarsal bone in the skeleton of the foot. When a person stands, the calcaneum forms a focal point for transmission of weight. Due to long standing hours and disorders like obesity and diabetes, there is an abnormal growth of bony spur on the inferior surface of the calcaneum either due to calcification or deposition of calcium salts on the fibrous tissue attached to the tubercles. Many studies have highlighted the radiological existence of the spur based on western population. This study is centered around the Morphometric analysis of the calcaneal spur. 218 calcaneae were analyzed. Spur formation in 122 bones was observed. The mean length was more in the right (0.95cm) than left side(0.87cm).The mean breadth was also more in the right (1.73cm) than left (1.71cm). Variations of shape of spur like triangular, circular and oblong shape were categorized. There is a significant difference between radiological appearance and naked eye examination. The findings will serve as a guideline to foot and ankle surgeons who deal with calcaneal spurs.
Keywords: Calcaneum, calcaneal spur, heel pain
A. Perumal, A. Anand. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF SPUR FORMATION IN DRY ADULT HUMAN CALCANEAE International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(7), April, 93-97
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