Bipartite sesamoid bone

Case contributed by Dr Naim Qaqish

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Falling down

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Smooth transverse lucency and well-corticated margins involving medial hallux sesamoid is seen likely presenting bipartite sesamoid bone.

No evidence of bone injury or soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

This is a 40-year-old lady presented to the emergency room after falling down, with forefoot pain. Upon obtaining an x-ray, a fracture of sesamoid bone was suspected. The medial hallux sesamoid is larger than the lateral one, and in two pieces which is typical of bipartite morphology. Additionally, lucency appears smooth with well-corticated margins more in keeping with synchondrosis than a fracture.

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Case information

rID: 75177
Published: 25th Mar 2020
Last edited: 25th Mar 2020
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