DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20190806

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

Florin Filip, Adrian Tataranu, Violeta Stefan

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Knee, Foreign body, Metallic screw, Surgery

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