Talk:Tarsus (skeleton)

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My health teacher says that a tarsus is a heel bone but i thought it was a calcaneus. Is she right or am I?

sincerely, Concerned student

The tarsus is the collective name given to the 7 bones 'below the leg and before the toes', these seven bones include the calcaneus. The calcaneus itself is, indeed, the bone that will comprise the bone section of the heel. The difference between the two is that the tarsus includes the bone section of the heel where as the Calcaneus IS the bone section of the heel. You're right.

Shouldn't it be...[edit]

Shouldn't the word Tarsus be replaced with Tarsal. Please correct me if I'm wrong in this assumption.

Ot108 (talk) 09:51, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Please inform me if im wrong

  • Tarsus is a noun that refers to the region of the foot. Tarsal is an adjective that means 'of or pertaining to the tarsus', so tarsal bones are the bones of the tarsus. There is also the tarsal tunnel that includes several nerves, tendons, veins and arteries passing through the tarsus. Eris Discord | Talk 07:15, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Grammar in the article[edit]

Am I the only one confused by the sentence "There are 26 bones in each foot, ends in a total of 52 which makes 25 percent of a total 206 bones." ? I (and wiktionary) have no definitions for end that allow this sentence to make any sense whatsoever. (talk) 13:07, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

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