Dorsal sesamoid bone - Ossa sesamoidea dorsalia

Description

The dorsal sesamoid bones, in carnivores, are small bony nodules located in the dorsal parts extensor tendons of the metacarpophalangeal joints. They are sometimes replaced by cartilage.

Main authors (Miller, Barone) describe this dorsal sesamoid bones only present on the four main digits and not on the digit I , but on the module manus-CT of vet-Anatomy, it seems there is a dorsal sesamoid bone on digit I...


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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