Sesamoid bone of gastrocnemius - Ossa sesamoidea musculus gastrocnemii

Anatomical hierarchy

Osteology > Appendicular skeleton > Bones of pelvic limb > Femoral skeleton > Sesamoid bone of gastrocnemius



In carnivores, there are two sesamoid bones of gastrocnemius (fabellae in veterinary medicine) localized in the medial and lateral head of gastrocnemius. 

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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