Synovitis due to migration of a screw into the knee joint. A case report

M. Moreno, S. Dekel, D. Goodwin, R. Salama

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Abstract

We describe the case of a patient with reactive synovitis of the knee joint due to migration of a broken screw down the medullary cavity of the femur and eventual penetration of the knee joint. Migration of metallic implants, such as wires and pins used for internal fixation, to distant areas of the body is not unusual. This has been reported in soft tissues, but to our knowledge no similar case of migration of a screw in bone and its penetration of the joint space has been described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-623
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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