Sesamoiditis repair and fixation is the treatment of sesamoiditis, an inflammation in the sesamoid bones of the foot. Sesamoiditis is a common foot condition of young, athletic people who do a lot of running or dancing. The sesamoid bones are located in the balls of the feet. They can become inflamed and irritated if too much pressure is put on them for an extended period of time. This inflammation and irritation is referred to as sesamoiditis, which can cause pain and make walking very difficult.
Nonsurgical Sesamoiditis Repair and Fixation
Surgery to correct sesamoiditis is quite rare even when sesamoiditis leads to fractures in the sesamoids. The most common nonsurgical treatments for sesamoiditis include:
Surgical Sesamoiditis Repair and Fixation
For extreme cases of sesamoiditis, or cases in which the condition is not responding to nonsurgical treatment, surgery for sesamoiditis might be recommended. The types of sesamoiditis surgery include:
What to Expect after Sesamoiditis Surgery
After bone removal or scraping surgery, your doctor will put your foot into a cast or an orthopaedic shoe for two to three weeks. This will restrict movement and pressure so your sesamoid bones can heal properly. If you have bone graft surgery, you will wear a cast for at least four weeks. After the cast is removed, the doctor will prescribe a walking boot to still minimize pressure and movement in the foot. Approximately twelve weeks after surgery, your doctor will begin a regular series of CT scans to monitor the bone and track the healing progress.
The multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic experts at North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute's Foot & Ankle Services in New York performs sesamoiditis repair and fixation surgery as well as a broad range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for conditions that affect the foot and ankle.
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