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Doctor insights on: Sesamoid Bone Fracture

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What is a sesamoid bone fracture?

What is a 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

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

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

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Can a fractured sesamoid bone cause a blood clot?

Can a fractured sesamoid bone cause a blood clot?

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

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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. ..?

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

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How can you tell if i fractured a sesamoid bone?

X-rays: Get x-rays and make sure they do a comparision with the opposite side foot. ...Read more

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What is the correct dose and strength to use for a non-union fracture of my sesamoid bone?

Incomplete info: Fractures are not usually treated with medication. What medication are you concerned about? ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

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