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Os Vesalianum Pedis

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  • 1 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Başkent. University, Zübeyde Hanim Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
  • | 2 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Başkent University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey.
  • | 3 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dokuz. Eylül University, Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey.
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Os vesalianum pedis is an accessory bone located proximal to the base of the fifth metatarsal. Its prevalence has been reported to be from 0.1% to 1.0%. This bone is found within the peroneus brevis tendon and is considered to be asymptomatic in the majority of people. We describe a patient with os vesalianum pedis with a distinct mediocuboidal articulation. The radiologic differential diagnosis of the ossicle is discussed. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(6): 583–585, 2005)

Corresponding author: Hakan Boya, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Başkent University, Zübeyde. Hanim Hospital, 6371 sokak No. 34, Bostanli, Izmir 35540, Turkey.