Re: sesamoid fracture

As you are aware, a sesamoid fracture is difficult to diagnose and quite annoying for such a small bone. Most of the time, immobilization will allow healing. Frequently what occurs is an asymptomatic non-union. Scar tissue forms between the broken pieces and if it is strong enough, then the pain goes away.

I am guessing that you do not have a completely strong fibrous union which periodically gets reaggravated.

Removing the sesamoid is one option. An orthotic with a cut out under the sesamoid might be helpful.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on September 06, 2004 at 18:25:15:

In Reply to: sesamoid fracture posted by Andy Campbell on September 06, 2004 at 10:23:30:

The Shin Splint Compression Wrap applies gentle pressure on soft tissue next to the tibia (shin bone), helping prevent additional tearing of the soft tissue away from the tibia. Compression not only reduces additional damage, it alleviates pain and enhances the healing process.

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