sesamoid bone


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sesamoid bone

[′ses·ə‚mȯid ‚bōn]
(medicine)
A small bone developed in a tendon subjected to much pressure.
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When a horse is at full stretch, the fetlock can extend to the point where the sesamoid bones make contact with the ground.
Since the fabella is located at the intersection point of these tensile forces, fracture of this sesamoid bone may occur.
There are various pathological changes throughout the different stages of hallux valgus, such as internal deviation of first metatarsal and lateral deviation of the sesamoid bone.
With the metacarpophalangeal joint flexed to a 225[degrees] angle, the needle was inserted at the level of the midbody of the lateral proximal sesamoid bone, through the palmar annular ligament, and 3 mm axial to the palpable palmar or plantar border of the lateral proximal sesamoid bone, in the transverse plane, and directed 45[degrees] from the sagittal plane, angled toward the central intersesamoidean region, approximately 15 to 20 mm in depth [11].
The patella is the bone that protects the front of the knee joint, and it is the largest sesamoid bone in the body--meaning it is the largest of the bones that sit completely within tendons.
According to previous findings the tibia is separate so it is more similar to a sesamoid bone.
The patella is largest sesamoid bone in the body and plays an important role in the function of the extensor mechanism of the knee.
Patella is the largest sesamoid bone and has an important role in function of the knee extensor mechanism.
Australian mare Ortensia, sent off the 5-2 favourite, could never get in a serious blow and it was later found out that the Nunthorpe Stakes winner sustained a cut above the sesamoid bone on her front leg when suffering an overreach.
Paul Messara's charge was reported to have sustained a cut above the sesamoid bone on her front leg when suffering an overreach.
Using molecular markers, the researchers can now show for the first time that it develops later than the real fingers from a transformed sesamoid bone in the wrist.
Sesamoid bone appearance as an indicator of adolescence.