sesamoid bone

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Noun1.sesamoid bone - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a jointsesamoid bone - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
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Patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the human body (sesamoid bone refers to any bone that's embedded inside a muscle or a tendon).
1] It is the largest sesamoid bone [2] and its fracture accounts for approximately 1% of all fractures in adults.
The patella is the largest sesamoid bone which ossifies from one center in 77% and from two or three centers in 23% of children.
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.
Technically, it is a ligament (connecting bone to bone), but it has historically been referred to as a tendon because the patella is a sesamoid bone.
The os peroneum is a round or oval-shaped juxta-articular sesamoid bone that lies within the confines of the peroneus longus tendon.
The 7-2 second favourite for next month's Grade 1, has been ruled out for the season by Willie Mullins after suffering a chip to his sesamoid bone.
Located on the ulnar side of the palmar aspect of the wrist, the pisiform is a small rounded sesamoid bone within the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris.
The patella is a large sesamoid bone located in the anterior portion of the knee, tracking within the trochlea of the femur to provide a mechanical advantage to the extensor mechanism of the leg.
The fabella (Latin for "little bean") is a sesamoid bone that is visible at radiography in approximately 10-30% of the general population and is found bilaterally in most cases [1].
Finn's recovery from a broken sesamoid bone in his left big toe, stemming from a painful toenail since removed, is a credit to him and the work he did at his beloved Watford Football Club's state-of-the-art training facilities.