Hallucal sesamoid pain: causes and surgical treatment.

  title={Hallucal sesamoid pain: causes and surgical treatment.},
  author={E Greer Richardson},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={7 4},
The hallucal sesamoids, although small and seemingly insignificant, play an important role in the function of the great toe by absorbing weight-bearing pressure, reducing friction, and protecting tendons. However, the functional complexity and anatomic location of these small bones make them vulnerable to injury from shear and loading forces. Injury to the hallucal sesamoids can cause incapacitating pain, which can be devastating to an athlete. Although traumatic injuries usually can be… CONTINUE READING


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