A 20-year-old member asked:
I have a bump on my shin but im able to move it like its a piece of bone. could this be a fracture? although i don't ever remember hitting my shin.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Sesamoid bone: This an extra piece of bone that floats like a small island . This is normal and occurs in a small percentage of people. Show it your doctor at your next appointment but there is no reason to worry
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possible fracture: Usually you would remember a trauma to cause a fracture. It would be a good idea to have an ortho doc eval you.
4.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 6, 2015
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