Tibial sesamoidectomy: Case series and review of literature


  • Tzu Lu Lin, DPM Resident Physician, Podiatry, Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, CA
  • Tracie Shaw, DPM Resident Physician, Podiatry, Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, CA
  • Evyn Mirasol, BS Medical Student, Podiatry, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Brandon Hawkins, DPM Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Stockdale Podiatry Group, Bakersfield, CA




tibial sesamoidectomy, sesamoidectomy, sesamoidectomy complications


Tibial sesamoidectomy is frequently the treatment of choice for different tibial sesamoid pathologies when non-surgical treatment fails. However, surgery is not without postoperative complications, such as hallux abducto valgus (HAV) deformity. Currently, there is a paucity of research regarding isolated tibial sesamoidectomy and its complications. The purpose of this paper is to present two cases of isolated tibial sesamoidectomy, a brief description of surgical technique, an anatomic and functional description of hallux sesamoids, and an updated literature review on isolated tibial sesamoidectomy. 


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How to Cite

Lin TL, Shaw T, Mirasol E, Hawkins B. Tibial sesamoidectomy: Case series and review of literature. J Int Foot Ankle [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];1(6). Available from: https://internationalfootankle.org/journal/index.php/JIFAF/article/view/19