The prevalence of the sesamoid bones of the hand

LAUR Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-28T07:20:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-28T07:20:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1098-2353 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10928
dc.description.abstract The literature contains various estimates of the prevalence and distribution of the sesamoid bones in the hands. The aims of this systematic review are to provide a better estimate of the frequency of hand sesamoids and its association with variables such as ancestry, gender, and side. Nineteen studies met the inclusion criteria. The pooled rates of the sensitive meta‐analyses from large‐sample studies in adults showed: (a) true overall rates of 99.9% for the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb (MCP‐I), 53% for the interphalangeal joint (IP‐I), 43.4% for the MCP of the index (MCP‐II), 1.47% for the MCP of the medius finger (MCP‐III), 0.6% for the MCP of the ring finger (MCP‐IV), and 67.7% for the MCP of the auricular finger (MCP‐V); (b) true radiological rates of 99.9% for the radial thumb sesamoid, 99.6% for the ulnar thumb sesamoid, 47.8% for IP‐I, 40% for MCP‐II, 1.3% for MCP‐III, 0.8% for MCP‐VI, and 62.8% for MCP‐V. Black, Middle Eastern, and European ancestries conferred significantly higher sesamoid frequencies at IP‐I, MCP‐II, and MCP‐V, respectively. There was a significant association with female gender at MCP‐II, MCP‐IV, and MCP‐V, with ORs of 1.53, 4, and 1.3, respectively, and a nonsignificant “female” trend for the other locations. There was no significant association with hand side. The pooled rates of hand sesamoids in children aged 10–17 years were 92.7, 42.2, 33.8, 0.5, 0.3, and 36.5% for MCP‐I, IP‐I, MCP‐II, MCP‐III, MCP‐IV, and MCP‐V, respectively. The findings of this evidence‐based anatomical review provide quantitative evidence that the incidence of sesamoid bones in human hands depends on genetic rather than functional factors en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The prevalence of the sesamoid bones of the hand en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a systematic review and meta‐analysis en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Clinical anatomy en_US
dc.journal.volume 27 en_US
dc.journal.issue 8 en_US
dc.article.pages 1291-1303 en_US
dc.keywords Sesamoid en_US
dc.keywords Anatomy en_US
dc.keywords Evidence‐based medicine en_US
dc.keywords Hand en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.22378 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K. (2014). The prevalence of the sesamoid bones of the hand: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Clinical Anatomy, 27(8), 1291-1303. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ca.22378 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search LAUR

Advanced Search


My Account