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What are the symptoms of a sesamoid bone injury?

What are the symptoms of a sesamoid bone injury?

Pain over the area: Sesamoid bones are very small bones that are separate from a larger nearby bone. They are difficult to injure and almost too small to fracture. There is no specific treatment, just pain management. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is removal of a sesamoid bone safe?

Yes: A well trained surgeon should not have any problems in removing a sesamoid bone for the proper indication. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the sesamoid bone removed?

What to do if I have the sesamoid bone removed?

Needs to be : Discussed with your surgeon. Risks, benefits and possible complications are part of every consent. ...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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How can you tell if i fractured a sesamoid bone?

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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Fragmented sesamoid bone at head of 5th metatarsal pain worsening but no1 can explain y cos it shouldn't be there n no1 will treat it?

Fragmented sesamoid bone at head of 5th metatarsal pain worsening but no1 can explain y cos it shouldn't be there n no1 will treat it?

Fracture: It rare but possible to have a 5th metatarsal sesamoid 4.7% according to one article. I suggest you get an MRI to check if the sesamoid is fractured vs a possible pathology in the surrounding tissues or joint. Physical therapy is one option at this point. ...Read more

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I have a sesamoid bone broken now for three months. It's not healing. How long does it take to heal.

I have a sesamoid bone broken now for three months. It's not healing. How long does it take to heal.

Difficult to heal.: Under the best of circumstances, sesamoid bones are difficult to heal. Having said that, it is at times to determine if the sesamoid is actually broken. This is because sesamoids can be in two, three and even more pieces, naturally. It is prudent to x-ray the opposite foot to see if the sesamoids show the same mono, bi, tri or multi partite pattern. If truly fractured, it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Sesamoid bone removal; is that a proven therapy?

Sesamoid bone removal; is that a proven therapy?

Certain conditions: Pain due to chronic sesmoiditis or arthritis can occur in the hand and foot after trauma or in association with inflammatory diseases. Initial treatment is conservative - ice, nsaids, unloading and behavior modification. Steroid injections can be both therapeutic and diagnostic (if symptoms improve, it is likely to be the source of pain). Sesmoidectomy should be the last resort. ...Read more

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Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?

Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?

IF you have no: symptoms , no need remove , they are in tendon sheaths , biggest sesamoid bone is patella. If it is giving pain , unable to walk or wear shoes then only need its removal. If you do not have any symptoms , then no indication to remove , and no harm in waiting ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had the sesamoid bone removed?

Which Sesamoid: The great toe will deviate towards the side of the remaining sesamoid in some cases and should be fixed if possible, rather than excised. The 'tibial' sesamoid is the one towards the middle of the toe, the 'fibular' sesamoid is the outside one and excision of either will cause the toe to deviate away from the side that has been excised. Look this up online if you need more information. ...Read more

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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

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If a sesamoid bone undergoes avascular necrosis, will the bond then be reabsorbed by the body?

Let me explain: Avascular necrosis (and avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply.] without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis involves the bones of a joint, it often leads to destruction of the bone, the bone will there but deformed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

Radiograph: The ill defined density is some structure that is radio opaque on an X-ray. This could be a calcification or possibly a foreign body ...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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What exactly is a sesamoid bone (in hand) and when does it require treatment?

Extra bone: Sesamoid bone is an extra bone that usually forms in a tendon. Knee cap is an example of a normal sesamoid bone. It may require treatement only if it is interfering with the function of your hand. Even then conservative treatment should be given a long trial. ...Read more

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What is a small sesamoid bone of the hand and when should I look for treatment?

Normal anatomy: Sesamoid bones are part of our normal anatomy. They can be commonly found in our thumbs, index finger and great toe. You should not seek treatment for this unless you have been diagnosed with a proble of the bone. Very rare but people have been known to fracture them. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more