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Doctor insights on: Symptom Of Arthritis Of The Sesamoid Bone

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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)

Arthritis 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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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

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