Usually located in the joints of the foot
or in the tendons, sesamoid bones are made from the calcification
of ligaments, which makes them very different from other bones of the human skeleton
. Some of them are also not connected to the skeletal system. Among the best known sesamoid bones are the patella
, which is a permanent bone of the human skeleton
. Avulsion fracture is the main pathology
affecting the sesamoid bones.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:44 PM by christelle.b.