Green JI, Kim PM, Levi MJ, Saxena A., J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. doi: 10.7547/18-052. [Epub ahead of print], 2019 Jan 12
Injuries involving the first metatarsophalangeal joint and its associated structures are common, especially in athletes. However, injuries to the hallucal sesamoid complex comprised only 3% of all podiatric sports medicine injuries reported by Agosta.
This case study reports a female ballet dancer with an isolated fibular sesamoid retraction injury that presented with a history of chronic micro trauma secondary to overuse. When consulting epidemiological studies of forefoot injuries involving the hallucal sesamoid complex, we were unable to find a single instance of an isolated retraction of the fibular sesamoid due to chronic use, demonstrating the unusual nature of this case.