Arthroscopic retrieval of an unusual foreign body of the knee

Valerio Sansone, L. Mora, D. De Spirito

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Abstract

We report an unusual use of the arthroscope in the case of a man who accidentally shot himself through his left thigh, the bullet ending up in the ipsilateral knee joint. After radiographic diagnosis, the bullet was successfully removed through a standard arthroscopic procedure. The patient had a quick and complete recovery. Review of the literature and the 4 steps of successful management of gunshot wounds are included.

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Arthroscopes
Gunshot Wounds
Knee Joint
Thigh
Foreign Bodies
Knee

Keywords

  • Arthroscopic debridement
  • Foreign body
  • Gunshot wound
  • Penetrating injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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