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|Sesamoid Bones of the Foot|
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- Falling from a height and landing heavily on the feet
- Crush injury
- Repetitive stress to the bone
- Hyperextension of the toe and forefoot
- Swelling to foot and big toe
- Tenderness to touch
- Limited range of motion to the big toe
- This is usually done by setting the bone during an operation.
- If the pain does not resolve, the sesamoid bone is sometimes removed. This is called a sesamoidectomy.
American Podiatric Medical Association http://www.apma.org
Foot Health Facts—American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons http://www.foothealthfacts.org
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Sprains, strains, and fractures. American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.apma.org/learn/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=982. Accessed September 28, 2014.
Mandracchia VJ, et al. Fractures of the Forefoot. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. 2006;23(2).
Maskill JD. First Ray Injuries. Foot and Ankle Clinics. 2006;11(1).
Sesamoid injuries in the foot. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Foot Health Facts website. Available at: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankleinfo/Sesamoid%5FInjuries.htm. Accessed September 28, 2014.
Sesamoiditis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00164. Updated September 2012. Updated September 28, 2014.
Sesamoiditis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 16, 2014. Accessed September 28, 2014.
Sesamoiditis sesamoid fractures. Podiatry channel website. Available at: http://www.podiatrychannel.com/sesamoiditis/index.shtml. Accessed October 23, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014
- Update Date: 09/30/2013