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Medial Approach to Lateral Sesamoid Removal and Presentation of Case Series

Harris, Thomas G., MD*; Orden, Michael, MD; Maiyuran, Harinee J., BS

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: September 2018 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p e1–e4
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000193
Online Articles: Technique

Sesamoidectomy is a common procedure for the foot and ankle surgeon. Traditionally, the lateral sesamoid has been accessed through the dorsolateral or plantar approach. Although these approaches reliably access the fibular sesamoid they have associated complications. Here, we provide our technique for medial approach to the lateral sesamoid as well as an overview of our results.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

*Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Congress Harbor Kaiser Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Harinee J. Maiyuran, BS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-5674. E-mail:

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