Management of Foot Pain Associated With Accessory Bones
of the Foot: Two Clinical Case Reports.
Cartilaginous or non-ossified accessory bones
may be identified on ultrasound, scintigraphy, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (5).
20) While it has long been known that the PTT may have accessory bones
within it that can be associated with foot pain, it is now also being associated with PTT tears as well.
, or ossicles, are considered to be normal anatomic variants.
1986; Le Minor, 1987, 1988) and of accessory bones
such as intrameniscal ossicles (Le Minor, 1990) suggests that variably expressed tendencies toward the disappearance of these primitive structures may reflect genetic affinities more accurately than functional similarities.