Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 258-260

Foreign body in the knee with no history of trauma

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, K J Nursinghome, 272, T. H. Road, Old Washermenpet, Chennai, India

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Jesudoss Prabhakaran
K J Nursinghome, 272, T. H. Road, Old Washermenpet, Chennai - 600 021
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.153181

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Foreign bodies in the knee joint are not uncommon. We report a case of sewing needle that migrated and embedded inside the knee with no history of trauma. Searching for any small foreign body in the knee joint is not easy in either open or arthroscopic procedures. In this case, the surgery was made by open method avoiding arthroscopy due to technical reasons. We emphasize careful history taking, clinical examination and, preferably, an open procedure for migrating tiny foreign bodies to facilitate accurate diagnosis, superior visualization and easier instrumentation to remove embedded foreign bodies in the knee.

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