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A 56-year-old female asked:

swollen severely painful stabbing sensation and throbbing foot pain. cant walk. one dr. said sesamoid fracture. other dr. said no fracture. cant even elevate foot without severe pain. what could this be?

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Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Further studies : Sesamoid fractions can be very difficult to diagnose. Having said that and having different opinions from different doctors I would suggest an MRI or bone scan or both. If the sesamoid bone is fractured there’s also a high probability that it will not heal back together. That is not necessarily bad but it can be problematic and require excision

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