Six Sesamoid Bones on Both Feet: Report of a Rare Case RD04-RD05
Dr. SP Boelch,
Faculty, Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, WÃ¼rzburg University Hospital,
OberdÃ¼rrbacher StraÃŸe 6, WÃ¼rzburg 97080, Germany.
There is a variation of the total number of distinct bones in the human in the literature. This difference is mainly caused by the variable existence of sesamoid bones. Sesamoid bones at the first MTP are seen regularly. In contrast additional sesamoid bones at the second to fifth MTP are rare. We report a case of additional sesamoid bones at every metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) of both feet. A 22-year-old female Caucasian presented with weight-dependent pain of the second MTP of the left foot. In the radiographs of both feet additional sesamoid bones at every MTP could be seen. This case reports a very rare variation in human anatomy. A similar case has not been displayed to the academic society and therefore should be acknowledged.