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Fractured sesamoid bone? What does that mean?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Treatment....

Depending on a number of variables fractured sesamoids can be treated non-operatively or operatively.
See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for evaluation and treatment plan. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.

In brief: Treatment....

Depending on a number of variables fractured sesamoids can be treated non-operatively or operatively.
See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for evaluation and treatment plan. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Eric Bluman
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