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Sesamoid Position in Healthy Volunteers Without Deformity: A Computed Tomography Study

11-feb-2016 | Revista: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Lamo-Espinosa JM (1), Flórez B (2), Villas C (3), Pons-Villanueva J (3), Bondia JM (4), Alfonso M (3), Aquerreta JD (4).


We used coronal computed tomography to determine the normal sesamoid position in 20 healthy volunteers. The sample involved 40 feet (20 left [50%] and 20 right [50%]) in 20 volunteers, including 11 females (55%) and 9 males (45%).

The relationship between the first metatarsal head and the sesamoid complex was categorized as Yildirim grade 0 in every case (100%). The mean width of the foot was 77.7 ± 5.8 mm, and the ratio of the foot width to the distance from the second metatarsal head to the tibial sesamoid was 39.6% ± 2.02%. Based on our findings, we consider Yildirim grade 0 to be the normal sesamoid alignment.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Feb 11. pii: S1067-2516(16)00009-0. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.01.008