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Sesamoid Bone Fracture
Sesamoid bones are: Normally a pair of small bones that lie underneath the head of the 1st metatarsal bone in the ball of your foot. Like any bone, they are subject to injury and can be broken. This can be quite painful and due to the size of the bone and location under the ball of the foot, healing is often a challenge. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I have a sesamoid bone which is fractured, it does swell up when i walk and gives me pain , i have had this problem for 4 years will it ever go away ?
No: Lasers do not treat fractures.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Yes, but rarely: Blood clots in the leg can happen after any trauma to the lower extremity or even after elective surgery. It is caused by blood vessel injury, swelling in the leg, and inactivity resulting in decreased contraction of muscles in the calf. It can be prevented by doing elevation of the leg, light compressive wrap or stockings, ankle and knee range of motion exercises and anticoagulant medications. ...Read more
Inflammation of the left Achilles' tendon, fractured sesamoid bone right foot, which 1 more urgent to fix both very painful?
Both: Both can be treated with immobilization and anti inflammatory medication. I CAM walker type boot is sufficient ...Read more
I have a fractured sesamoid bone and a bunion in my left great toe. I can't bend it at all and it's painful. The shoe inserts do not work at all. ..?
Perhaps: Get some crutches and don't walk on the foot until seen by orthopedics . You can ice over a wrapped foot and see a doctor for pain medications if over the counter ones do not work. Good luck ...Read more
Incomplete info: Fractures are not usually treated with medication. What medication are you concerned about? ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery to remove the fibular sesamoid bone last November after having a stress fracture. I’m still having aching pain in the ball of my foot and theres a sharp pain on a certain point of the scar when pressure is applied. Is this normal?
No: It is not normal. Need re-evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: I assume you are referring to a fracture that healed in the wrong position. We call this a "mal-union". In other words the fracture healed in a position that may be unacceptable. It can be taken down, repositioned and fixed in a new or perhaps better position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more