A 20-year-old female asked:
I have a stress fracture on the sesamoid bone. it has been 4 months and not healed. what are the chances of becoming active again after a bone graft?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihleanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
In my hands excision: Is the way 2 proceed, but both have 2 b removed. I have never heard of bone grafting. Usually the sesamoid crumbles ; does not heal.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wintanswered
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Please be careful: With any procedure for a stress fracture of the sesamoid on the foot. Try conservative treatment to reduce the symptoms. The sesamoid may be not healed and you may achieve a symptom free status. Surgery shold be a true last resort. Surgery will alter your foot mechanics so be prepared to still modify shoewear.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2014
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