A rare case of metallic foreign body in the knee of a 16 year old boy


  • Florin Filip Department of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, Emergency County Hospital, Suceava, Romania
  • Adrian Tataranu Department of Radiology, Emergency County Hospital, Suceava, Romania
  • Violeta Stefan Department of Anesthesiology, Emergency County Hospital, Suceava, Romania




Knee, Foreign body, Metallic screw, Surgery


Foreign bodies at the knee level are related to local trauma with subsequent retention. Removal of the foreign body is curative. We present the case of a 16 year old boy with a foreign body (metallic screw) inside the left knee joint related to an unusual home accident. The outcome was favorable after removal of the foreign body and appropriate antibiotic coverage.


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