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Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 107, Issue 6, pp 369–371 | Cite as

Osteochondritis of the first metatarsal sesamoids

  • S. Velkes
  • M. Pritsch
  • H. Horoszowski
Clinical and Experimental Forum

Summary

Osteochondritis of the sesamoids of the hallux is an infrequently presenting condition of uncertain etiology. The diagnosis is usually established by the typical clinical presentation, fragmentation of the affected sesamoid seen on the axial-view radiogram and increased uptake on the 99mTc bone scan. The condition is usually refractory to conservative treatment and is best treated by excision of the affected sesamoid.

Keywords

Public Health Conservative Treatment Present Condition Uncertain Etiology Typical Clinical Presentation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Velkes
    • 1
  • M. Pritsch
    • 1
  • H. Horoszowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryChaim Sheba Medical CenterTel HashomerIsrael

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