Os vesalianum

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Painful feet

Patient Data

Age: 79
Gender: Female

Mild hallux valgus deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with overlapping sesamoids.

Mild degenerative change at the first metatarsophalangeal joint and proximal interphalangeal joints of the second to fifth metatarsals.

No erosive arthropathy or periarticular osteoporosis.

No destructive bony lesions seen. Os vesalianum and os naviculare noted.

Annotated image

Red arrow identifies location of os vesalianum.

Case Discussion

Os vesalianum is a rare accessory ossicle, much less common than os peroneum or an united avlusion fracture of the 5th metatarsal styloid.

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Case information

rID: 31148
Published: 21st Sep 2014
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
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