Fractured hallux sesamoid

Case contributed by Dr Saikat Sarkar


Road traffic accident

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Fracture are seen in shafts of 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones with transverse fracture of sesamoid bone adjacent to head of 1st metatarsal.

Case Discussion

A sesamoid bone is a bone that is inside a tendon where the tendon passes over a joint. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone.

The ball of your foot contains two small sesamoid bones. These bones act as pulleys for the tendons and help flex or curl your big toe. When you run or jump, the sesamoid bones carry much of your body weight. They can get irritated or broken (fractured).Also occur in road traffic accidents.

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Case information

rID: 31546
Published: 15th Oct 2014
Last edited: 19th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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