Interphalangeal joint sesamoid (hand)

A sesamoid bone at the interphalangeal joint of the hand is relatively common position for occurrence of a sesamoid bone. It may be present in around 67% of the adult population 1.  They are typically seen as a single small corticated ossicle adjacent to the volar margin of the interphalangeal joint. Most people have one sesamoid bone in this location 3.

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rID: 36566
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • 1st interphalangeal joint sesamoids
  • 1st interphalangeal joint sesamoids of the hand
  • Interphalangeal joint sesamoid of the hand
  • Interphalangeal joint sesamoids of hand
  • Interphalangeal joint sesamoids of the hand
  • Interphalangeal joint sesamoid

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