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THE GEM IN GASTROCNEMIUS: THE FABELLA

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Author(s): Ashfaq Ul Hassan | Ghulam Hassan

Journal: International Journal of Anatomy and Research
ISSN 2321-4287

Volume: 01;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 61;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: SESAMOID | BONE | GASTROCNEMIUS | ACCESSORY | FRACTURES | SYNDROME

ABSTRACT
Sesamoid bones are small seed like bones which can be found in the hand, knee, and foot. Their unique structure works to protect the tendon, and to increase its mechanical effect. Examples of sesamoid bones include the os acromiale, os styloideum, metacarpal and hallux sesamoids, patella, os trigonum, os calcaneus secundarius, accessory navicular, os peroneum, and os intermetatarseum. The Sesamoid bones are so named because they resemble a sesame seed. WE present a brief description about Fabella , a small Sesamoid bone occasionally found in the lateral head of Gastrocnemius muscle, its surgical and medical importance .Presence of Fabella can be confused with certain Orthopedic Problems.
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