Sesamoid fracture

Last revised by Bahman Rasuli on 25 Dec 2022

Sesamoid fractures occur as a result of trauma to a previous unipartite sesamoid bone. They mostly occur in relation to the sesamoids of the foot - i.e. Hallux sesamoid or hand sesamoids.

Radiographic features

On some occasions, an acute fracture of the unipartite sesamoid can be differentiated from a congenital bipartite sesamoid using a bone scan or MRI 1. The separated bony margins may be sharper on a radiograph.

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 4: thumb Sesamoid Fracture
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