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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He said they did a follow-up scan earlier this week, which showed good healing of the sesamoid bone, but they're going to wait two weeks before the next scan.
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.
WILLOUGHBY COURT, winner of the 2017 Neptune Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been put down following surgery after an infection of the sesamoid bone flared up.
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.[2] Most of these ossification centers mutually fuse, but approximately 2% of them remain dissociated.[3] Although bipartite patella is usually asymptomatic, it can become painful following overuse or injury.
The most prevalent fractures were the radius fractures (15.6%) and the least common were the sesamoid bone fractures (0.04%).
Masaki, "An anatomical study of the interphalangeal sesamoid bone of the hallux," Nihon Seikeigeka Gakkai Zasshi, vol.
The patella, which is the largest sesamoid bone in our body, develops from a single ossification center in 77% of children, whereas in 23% of children this bone develops from 2 or 3 ossification centers.
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. A bonepatellar tendon-bone (BTB) graft is the strongest of all biological substitutes; it achieves strong initial graft fixation using interference screws, allows bone-bone direct healing and offers rapid bony integration at the fixation points of the reconstruction [3,4].
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.