CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(04): 099-101
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703843
Case Report

MONOARTICULAR SYNOVITIS OF KNEE DUE TO UNRECOGNISED INTRA-ARTICULAR PLANT SPLINTER

Siddharth M Shetty
1  Associate Professors, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
,
Vikram Shetty
2  Associate Professors, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
,
Arjun Ballal
3  Post Graduate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
,
Jayaprakash Shetty
4  Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, India.
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Abstract

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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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