A symptomatic sesamoid bone in the popliteus muscle (cyamella)

Benthien, Jan Philipp and Brunner, Alexander. (2010) A symptomatic sesamoid bone in the popliteus muscle (cyamella). Musculoskeletal surgery, Vol. 94, H. 3. pp. 141-144.

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Sesamoid bones of the popliteus muscle, also called cyamellae, are common in primates but rare in humans. They reside as accessory bones in the tendon itself or in the intersection between tendon and bone. They should be clearly distinguished from osteochondral flakes, periosseuos calcifications, osteophytes and the fabella, a common sesamoid bone of the knee. In this case, we report a 25-year-old male with posterior lateral knee pain related to the popliteus tendon where a corresponding cyamella could be demonstrated on X-rays and MRI scans. The clinical findings may be related to the cyamella. Diagnosis and treatment of this rare pathology are discussed.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument
UniBasel Contributors:Benthien, Jan Philipp
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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