Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : November | Volume : 11 | Issue : 11 | Page : RD03 - RD04

Aseptic Inflammation and Synovitis of Knee by Splinter Injury in an Adult- A Rare Presentation RD03-RD04

Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Anil Kumar Pandey, Aashish Anand Gupta, Tanmay Shah

Correspondence
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mishra,
House No. E-115/4, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal-462016, Madhya Pradesh, India.
E-mail: drpankajv@yahoo.com

Synovitis of knee due to an unaware incident of splinter piercing is rare in adults. This is a case report of 30-year-old female with a painful knee in a flexed attitude with a swelling. Her history did not reveal any positive findings, i.e., recent trauma, fever or any such previous episode. Arthrotomy revealed a turbid synovial fluid with inflamed friable synovial thickening. On further inspection, there was a presence of a foreign body in the suprapateller pouch. It was removed and washed. This was ultimately found to be a splinter. Normal inflammatory markers with minimal signs and symptoms of infection may provide weightage to this differential diagnosis. Arthrotomy and antibiotic coverage can give an excellent result.