Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

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

Foreign body in the knee with no history of trauma


Jesudoss Prabhakaran, Amutha, Justin Prashanth 
 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, K J Nursinghome, 272, T. H. Road, Old Washermenpet, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Jesudoss Prabhakaran
K J Nursinghome, 272, T. H. Road, Old Washermenpet, Chennai - 600 021
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Prabhakaran J, Amutha, Prashanth J. Foreign body in the knee with no history of trauma.Med J DY Patil Univ 2015;8:258-260


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Prabhakaran J, Amutha, Prashanth J. Foreign body in the knee with no history of trauma. Med J DY Patil Univ [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];8:258-260
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