Tuber Calcis


Bone Name
Tuber Calcis

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
The enlarged, proximal end of the tarsal bone forms the tuber calcis or "point of the hock". The posterior part of this eminence gives attachment to the tendon of the gastrocnemius, while in front and on each side it furnishes insertions to tendons of the superficial digital flexor, biceps, and semitendinous muscles.

Articulation
Tarsal Bone

Number
One per hind limb

Common Name
Hock, Point of Hock

Location
The limbs

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