Sesamoid Bones


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Sesamoid Bones

 

short bones occurring in the joint capsules of the fingers and toes in animals and man. Their number is inconstant, varying from one to eight.

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THE sesamoid bone sits at the back of the fetlock joint and anchors the suspensory ligament, thus allowing a horse's foot and fetlock to move properly.
Kang, "Symptomatic hallucal interphalangeal sesamoid bones successfully treated with ultrasound-guided injection," Korean Journal of Pain, vol.
Bipartite hallucal sesamoid bones: Relationship with hallux valgus and metatarsal index.
Detecting these sesamoid bones often becomes difficult as they are small, oval, rough, convex in shape and composed mainly of bone, cartilage, and fibrous tissue, their contours on radiographs often are obscured by the opacity of the larger bones.
Patella (pah-tehl-ah) This is the equivalent to the kneecap in humans, and is a large sesamoid bone that is located between the femur and the tibia in the hindquarter.
Most people have 5 sesamoid bones in each hand: 2 at the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, 1 at the interphalangeal joint of the thumb, 1 at the MCP joint of the index finger, and 1 at the MCP joint of the small finger.
The sesamoid bones are fastened to the base of the proximal phalanx via the plantar plate.
Scapinelli[11] described in this ligament the formation of sesamoid bones, developing in connective tissue with a previous stage of fibrocartilaginous metaplasia.
A descriptive study was carried out to determine the geometric shape of the sesamoid bones of the anterior region of the knee.
Carter, "Coincident development of sesamoid bones and clues to their evolution," The Anatomical Record, vol.
Fracture of the thumb sesamoid bones. J Hand Surg 1987; 12: 269270.
Aidan O'Brien's wife Annemarie tweeted: "Kissed sustained a fracture of the sesamoid bones of her left fore at Chantilly today.