sesamoid


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sesamoid

 [ses´ah-moid]
1. denoting a small nodular bone embedded in a tendon or joint capsule.
2. a sesamoid bone; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

ses·a·moid

(ses'ă-moyd),
1. Resembling in size or shape a grain of sesame.
2. Denoting a sesamoid bone.
[G. sēsamoeidēs, like sesame]

sesamoid

(sĕs′ə-moid′)
adj.
Of or designating any of certain small modular bones or cartilages that develop in a tendon or in the capsule of a joint.
n.
A sesamoid bone or cartilage.

ses′a·moid′ n.

ses·a·moid

(ses'ă-moyd)
1. Resembling in size or shape a sesame seed.
2. Denoting a sesamoid bone.
[G. sēsamoeidēs, like sesame]
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Radiographic examination should include weightbearing anterior-posterior (AP), lateral, and axial (sesamoid) radiographs, routinely.
The term rotula, to designate the sesamoid bone of the knee, is an inadequate term that has been bequeathed to us by the Spaniards and has been perpetuated over time.
Increased and chronic accumulation of stress to the fabella may, in turn, lead to a fracture of this sesamoid bone [11].
CONCLUSION: Sesamoid bone fractures of metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb are very rare injuries.
After thirty elbow dissections, a sesamoid cartilage was found inside each tendon of insertion of M.
George said: "His reappearance later this month has been put on hold, pending further investigation of a sensitive area on his off-fore sesamoid by The Royal Veterinary College."
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THE sesamoid bone sits at the back of the fetlock joint and anchors the suspensory ligament, thus allowing a horse's foot and fetlock to move properly.
Reports of stress injuries to the great toe of ballet dancers have been published, and case series have been primarily focused on stress fractures of the great toe sesamoid bones.