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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if i fractured a sesamoid bone?

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
X-rays: Get x-rays and make sure they do a comparision with the opposite side foot.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Broken your sesamoid: Two very small sesamoids (about the size of corn) are found in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe, one on the outer side of the foot and the other closer to the middle of the foot. Like other bones, sesamoids can break (fracture). It is common among ballet dancers, runners and baseball catchers.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2013
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