Why We Should Consider Arthroscopic Treatment For The Chronically Diseased Sesamoid

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Author(s): 
John F. Grady, DPM, FASPS, FACFAOM, and Katy Trotter, DPM

   Dr. Trotter is a second-year resident at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center. in Chicago.

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