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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

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

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 2. Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 3. Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. 4. Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Arthrotomy, Foreign body, Inflammation

How to cite this article :

Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Anil Kumar Pandey, Aashish Anand Gupta, Tanmay Shah. ASEPTIC INFLAMMATION AND SYNOVITIS OF KNEE BY SPLINTER INJURY IN AN ADULT- A RARE PRESENTATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 23 ]; 11:RD03-RD04. Available from
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DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29596.10904

Date of Submission: Apr 27, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 07, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 26, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017

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