The Sesamoid Bones of the Hand and their Pathology

@article{Wood1984TheSB,
  title={The Sesamoid Bones of the Hand and their Pathology},
  author={Virchel E. Wood},
  journal={Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume)},
  year={1984},
  volume={9},
  pages={261 - 264}
}
  • V. E. Wood
  • Published 1984
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume)
Three cases of sesamoid bone pathology are presented, including two cases of sesamoid fracture and a case of sesamoid periostitis. The literature is reviewed. Sesamoid bones probably function in the body as pulleys. Most people have five sesamoid bones in each hand. Two at the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint, one at the interphalangeal joint of the thumb, one at the metacarpophalangeal joint of the index finger on the radial side, and one at the metacarpophalangeal joint of the little finger on… Expand
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