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separation of cyne bone?

Posted by chuck on 5/21/03 at 15:56 (119545)

Has anyone ever encountered the separation of the cyne bone(?), one of the lower bones of the foot? This was discovered through an X ray about two years ago. Is this a rare occurence, or is it a break of the bone of some sort? Does the therapy of plantar fasciitis take care of this condition, i.e, orthotics, stretching and the like?
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Charles

Re: separation of cyne bone?

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/21/03 at 20:58 (119577)

Chuck:

No bone by that name exists in the foot. Perhaps you could get the diagnosis clarified by the doctor who provided you with the diagnosis.

Ed

Re: separation of cyne bone?

Dr. David S. Wander on 5/22/03 at 07:49 (119597)

Ed,

Maybe the patient heard a doctor discussing a break or separation in the 'Cyma' line on x-ray. As we all remember from school, an anterior or posterior 'break'/separation in the Cyma line is indicative of pronation or supination. My gut feeling is that's what Chuck may have heard. Chuck, if that's the case, it's simply a finding on x-rays that indicates bone position, and not a fracture.