Measuring Sesamoid Position in Hallux Valgus: When Is the Sesamoid Axial View Necessary?

Measuring tibial sesamoid position is an important component of the preoperative radiographic evaluation of hallux valgus as it helps guide the surgeon in surgical selection. Tibial sesamoid position is typically measured on an anteroposterior (AP) radiograph on a scale from 1 to 7 as described by Hardy and Clapham. Some authors have advocated measuring the position on the sesamoid axial view, noting that the AP and axial views often yield different measurements.

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Measuring Sesamoid Position in Hallux Valgus: When Is the Sesamoid Axial View Necessary?

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