Address reprint requests to Jong-Pil Kim, M. To report the clinical outcomes of a volar plate reinforcing technique with free tendon grafts after sesamoid excision for the surgical treatment of subsesamoid arthritis of the metacarpophalangeal MCP joint of the thumb. Eleven consecutive patients that underwent sesamoid excision and volar plate reinforcement using a palmaris longus free tendon graft were enrolled.
True or false? Chronic sesamoiditis can be treated effectively with conservative nonoperative care. But in this report of 18 patients, hand surgeons from Singapore present a differing opinion.
The articles prior to January are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here. This article presents a case of undiagnosed sesamoid arthritis with coexisting trigger thumb.
Their function is purported to be to alter the direction of the tendon and modify pressure, thereby reducing friction 3. Some sesamoids form part of normal human anatomy e. See the article on ossicles of the lower limb.
Most bones in the human body are connected to each other at joints. But there are a few bones that are not connected to any other bone. Instead, they are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle.
Often, these bones form in response to strain,  or can be present as a normal variant. The kneecap is the largest sesamoid bone in the body. Sesamoids act like pulleysproviding a smooth surface for tendons to slide over, increasing the tendon's ability to transmit muscular forces.
Sesamoids are bones that are connected to muscles by tendons. They differ from most bones in the body, which are connected to each other at joints. Sesamoiditis occurs when the tendons attached to sesamoids become inflamed.
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