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  • n. Inflammation of a sesamoid bone, usually in the foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disease of the sesamoid bones and enveloping tissues situated behind the metacarpophalangeal or metatarsophalangeal articulation (fetlock) in the horse.


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  • The condition, known as sesamoiditis, is unpredictable and embarrassingly painful.

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  • In chronic sesamoiditis, constant lameness is the one salient feature which marks the condition.

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  • No special pathological condition characterizes sesamoiditis but this condition causes incurable lameness when the sesamoid bones are much inflamed.

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  • The chief consideration in handling sesamoiditis is checking inflammation as early as possible and preventing, if this can be done, the erosion of articular surfaces.

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  • Passing me a comically large medical textbook, he shows me what I have: sesamoiditis, a swelling of the two tiny bones under the ball of my foot, "characterized by disabling pain, often in runners."

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  • The former Miss Kentucky Basketball and Sacred Heart standout was playing in games but was sitting out of practices to keep the swelling and pain of the turf toe and sesamoiditis from returning yet again. Homepage

  • Common injuries of sesamoid bones include this - a common foot ailment in dancers is sesamoiditis. Top Stories

  • Apart from the American doctor, Priscilla, and my mom, nobody knew about my sesamoiditis—it’s not exactly a sexy injury—plus in figure skating, people could care less if you are hurt.

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