Tibial sesamoid fracture in a softball player.

  • Jones J
  • Losito J
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A single case of a tibial sesamoid fracture in a softball player is reported here. A review of the literature confirms that this is an unusual and difficult problem to treat in the athletic population given the significant loads placed on the sesamoids during athletic activity. In the case presented, conservative care was not effective, and the athlete underwent surgical excision of the fractured sesamoid. With use of a postoperative orthosis and cleat modification, surgical management was successful and allowed the athlete to return to her athletic endeavors without restrictions in 8 weeks.

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  • Adult
  • Baseball
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Postoperative Care
  • Sesamoid Bones
  • Tibial Fractures
  • injuries
  • radiography
  • surgery

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  • Jeanine L Jones

  • James M Losito

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