A member 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?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 2/10/2014


Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

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.

Answered 3/26/2014



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