A 18-year-old female asked:
I have sesamoiditis as a college runner and have tried all conservative treatments. i am looking into surgery now and wondered about arthroscopic treatment for sesamoiditis? sesamoidectomy looks like there could be issues with it?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Ellisanswered
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Foot pain : Removing a sesamoid bone may not improve foot pain. Usually there is pain that is caused by the surrounding connective tissues, muscle and joints that contribute to the foot pain. A good foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon can be valuable in rendering and opinion about the benefits and risks of surgery.
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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPManswered
Podiatry 44 years experience
Alternative : Your concerns about removing one of the sesamoid bones is warranted. Overtime it could create an in balance. If it is the most medial or tibial sesamoid I performed the procedure where I removed only half of sesamoid bone horizontally in a transverse plane. This procedure was very effective. not many surgeons perform this type of surgery.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2021
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