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Definition of Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis: Inflammation of a sesamoid bone. The patella (kneecap) is a sesamoid bone. Inflammation of the patella is a form of sesamoiditis. The condition is difficult to diagnosis and can be quite painful yet may respond well to surgery.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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