Arthroscopic retrieval of an unusual foreign body of the knee.

Valerio Sansone, L. Mora, D. de Spirito

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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

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