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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It possesses a sesamoid mechanism and a set of intrinsic musculature that provide stability and strength.
Although Hippocrates, by the fourth century BC, uses the term epimulis (Gersh, 2012) to refer to the knee, it does not refer at all to the sesamoid bone of that region.
Since the fabella is located at the intersection point of these tensile forces, fracture of this sesamoid bone may occur.
The antero-posterior and the oblique digital x-ray of the region demonstrated a transverse fracture of the ulnar sesamoid of the MCPJ of the thumb (Picture 2).
Wings Of Eagles has suffered a bad fracture to his near-fore sesamoid and has been retired.
Finn's recovery from a broken sesamoid bone in his left big toe, stemming from a painful toenail since removed, is a credit to him and the work he did at his beloved Watford Football Club's state-ofthe-art training facilities.
"It looks like she'll be ok, there's a lot of bruising and she has a swollen sesamoid."
Misdiagnosed or undertreated sesamoid bone pathology in dancers may result in prolonged pain, disability, and career limitation.
Galileo was due to reappear in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Ascot Hurdle last month but at the time George revealed 'a sensitive area on his off-fore sesamoid' would keep him out.