sesamoid bone

  1. any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
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  • More properly, the patella may be regarded as a sesamoid bone, developed in the tendon of the Quadriceps; and the ligamentum patellæ, which is continued from the apex of the patella to the tuberosity of the tibia, as the proper tendon of insertion of the muscle, the medial and lateral patellar retinacula (see p. 338) being expansions from its borders. IV. Myology. 8b. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Thigh
  • Ruffian suffered a compound fracture of both sesamoid bones in her right front ankle and a dislocated fetlock joint.
  • A sesamoid bone may develop in the bicipital tendon over the radial tuberosity.
  • It is usually regarded as a sesamoid bone, developed in the tendon of the Quadriceps femoris, and resembles these bones (1) in being developed in a tendon; (2) in its center of ossification presenting a knotty or tuberculated outline; (3) in being composed mainly of dense cancellous tissue. II. Osteology. 6c. 4. The Patella
  • ‘He broke the sesamoid bones in the fetlock, and horses can recover from that, although he would never have raced again,’ Freedman said.
  • A sesamoid bone may be found in the superior peroneal retinaculum, articulating with the lateral malleolus.
  • The condyloid origin has been found with a sesamoid bone in it;
  • Sesamoid bones are found occasionally in the tendon of the Glutæus maximus, as it passes over the greater trochanter, and in the tendons which wind around the medial and lateral malleoli. II. Osteology. 6d. 5. The Sesamoid Bones
  • The real thumb looks like the other four fingers, and what appears to be the thumb is actually a much larger-than-normal version of the radial sesamoid bone of the wrist.
  • A sesamoid bone is occasionally contained within the tendon of the triceps muscle proximal to the olecranon.
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