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Sesamoid

Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, MD, FACFAS

The sports medicine practitioner is fascinated by the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the sesamoid bones. We now recognize their importance of sesamoid bones in relation to functional gait biomechanics (pathology such as hallux limitus);…

By Mark A. Caselli, DPM and Mohsen Khoshneviszadeh

Foot injuries are one of the most common injuries for athletes. Specifically, among all the joints and bones of the foot, the first metatarsophalangeal joint with its sesamoid complex is the most commonly affected. It is usually clear when an…

By Eric J. Heit, DPM and Richard T. Bouché, DPM

It has been speculated that 50 to 75 percent of weightbearing forces are transmitted through the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) complex during weightbearing and these forces can account for up to three times one’s body weight.1,2…

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