Sesamoid bones

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(Anat.) small bones or cartilages formed in tendons, like the patella and pisiform in man.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the selected CT images with WW = 2350 HU, WL = 1180 HU settings and corresponding sections of the plastinated specimen; the metacarpal bone III and its sagittal ridge, the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal phalanx, middle phalanx, distal phalanx, distal sesamoid bone, branches of the suspensory ligament, collateral ligament, intersesamoidean ligament, deep digital flexor tendon, superficial digital flexor tendon, common and long digital extensor tendons were well determined.
When a horse is at full stretch, the fetlock can extend to the point where the sesamoid bones make contact with the ground.
Abu-Hijleh, "Incidence and ossification of sesamoid bones in the hands and feet: a radiographic study in an Arab population," Clinical Anatomy, vol.
In most cases, trauma to flexor tendons, proximal sesamoid bones, intersesamoidean ligament and digital flexor sheath itself or anular palmar/plantar ligament causes tenosynovitis of digital flexor tendon sheath (Dik et al., 1995).
It's inflammation of the sesamoid bones. It's fine.''
Lateral deviation of sesamoid bones is also a typical pathological alteration in hallux valgus.
Transverse scans performed at the proximal sesamoid bones level showed a low volume of CM in the synovial cavity, whereas, in the pastern region, the distal DFTS pouch and synovial folds were clearly identified, because there was adequate distension by CM.
The development and evolution of sesamoid bones depends on close interaction of intrinsic genetic factors and extrinsic epigenetic stimuli like local mechanical stress and musculature.
It's a minor problem that occasionally happens when you bang one or two sesamoid bones beneath the big toe joint.
The sesamoid bones lie embedded in the plantar aspect of the flexor hallucis brevis tendon.
He suggested that these represented preexisting sesamoid bones [26].