MONOARTICULAR SYNOVITIS OF KNEE DUE TO UNRECOGNISED INTRA-ARTICULAR PLANT SPLINTER
Synovitis of a knee secondary to penetrating splinter injuries of plant origin aren't frequently reported. Historically, it is considered aseptic and treated with removal of the intraarticular foreign body and affected synovial lining.
We report a case of a 59-year-old healthy man whose left knee was injured while at work at a bamboo plantation site. He presented to us with pain and swelling of the knee for one month. He underwent diagnostic arthroscopy of the knee wherein a foreign body was identified, located and removed and near total synovectomy was done.
We present this patient's case and its management with a review of the relevant literature.
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