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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Abu-Hijleh, "Incidence and ossification of sesamoid bones in the hands and feet: a radiographic study in an Arab population," Clinical Anatomy, vol.
Located on the ulnar side of the palmar aspect of the wrist, the pisiform is a small rounded sesamoid bone within the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris.
The patella is a large sesamoid bone located in the anterior portion of the knee, tracking within the trochlea of the femur to provide a mechanical advantage to the extensor mechanism of the leg.
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-of-the-art training facilities.
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. Foreign research literature generally considers that IMA increases in accordance with hallux valgus progression and that the two values show a significant linear relationship ( r = 0.71).
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.