Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 3

Bilateral Sesamoid Feet Fracture – A Rare Association

Márcio Luís Duarte1*, Bruno Fernandes Barros Brehme de Abreu1, Lucas Ribeiro dos Santos2, Laura Burni Pereira Gomes3 and Marcelo de Queiroz Pereira da Silva1

1Department of Radiology, Webimagem, Brazil
2Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, Brazil
3Hospital Felício Rocho, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Márcio Luís Duarte, Department of Radiology, Webimagem, Brazil.

Received: February 05, 2020; Published: February 18, 2020



  Sesamoid bones are partially or totally embedded in the substance of a corresponding tendon. Anatomically they are part of a gliding mechanism that reduces friction and protects the tendon. The sesamoid complex consists of seven muscles, eight ligaments, and two sesamoid bones and it´s pathological conditions include traumatic, degenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and ischemic processes. Most painful conditions involving the hallux sesamoid bones are, however, related to acute trauma or chronic stress. Medial tibial sesamoid bone fractures are rare and are often missed as they are treated as soft tissue injuries [4]. Bilateral fractures are extremely rare.

Keywords: Fractures; Bone/Diagnostic Imaging; Sesamoid Bones/Diagnostic Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging



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Citation: Márcio Luís Duarte., et al. "Bilateral Sesamoid Feet Fracture – A Rare Association".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.3 (2020): 11-13.


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