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Sesamoid bone removal; is that a proven therapy?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

For chronic sesmoiditis or painful bipartate sesmoid resection is a reliable cure.

In brief: Yes

For chronic sesmoiditis or painful bipartate sesmoid resection is a reliable cure.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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