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Sesamoid pain secondary to a plantar neuroma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3655194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases are presented in which the necessity of a plantar incision for removal of a fibular sesamoid led to the incidental finding of an undiagnosed plantar neuroma and bursal sac. The first case presented a hypertrophic fibular sesamoid fused to the plantar aspect of the first metatarsal head. The second case presented a dystrophic fibular sesamoid consistent with a healing fracture or avascular necrosis. Plantar neuromas are a known cause of pain in the forefoot. The authors review the literature concerning plantar neuromas and provide a discussion of their etiology, clinical findings, and surgical treatment. Attention is directed to the use of a plantar incision as a viable alternative to the dorsal approach for excision of a fibular sesamoid and associated soft tissue masses.
P G Chioros; S L Frankel; C J Sidlow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0449-2544     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Surg     Publication Date:    1987 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-16     Completed Date:  1987-11-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0132575     Medline TA:  J Foot Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences Podiatric Residency Program, Des Moines, Iowa.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Diseases / physiopathology*,  surgery
Metatarsal Bones / surgery*
Middle Aged
Neuroma / physiopathology*,  surgery
Pain / etiology*
Sesamoid Bones*

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