Lateral hallux sesamoid avascular necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Chronic forefoot pain from 2 months ago.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Sesamoid view confirms the lateral hallux sesamoid sclerosis, fragmentation and mild collapse in keeping with avascular necrosis. 

Abnormal bone marrow signal and the mild collapse of the lateral hallux sesamoid bone is related to sesamoid bone avascular necrosis.

Case Discussion

Avascular necrosis of the hallux sesamoids can be an overlooked cause of medial forefoot pain.

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Case information

rID: 69178
Published: 1st Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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