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2021 Jul 15

JBJS Case Connect



Incidental Finding of a Thorn in the Left Knee Joint of an Amateur Football Player and Arthroscopic Removal: A Case Report.


Rai S, Humagain V, Khakurel S, Marasini R P, Sherchan B
JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jul 15; 11(3).
PMID: 34264898.


A 19-year-old male amateur footballer was referred to our center with complaints of relapsing and remitting pain, swelling, and reduced range of motion of the left knee. History, radiological, and laboratory findings were unrevealing, except for chronic synovitis. On arthroscopy, a 3.3 × 0.3-cm thorn was found embedded in the anteromedial aspect of the anterior cruciate ligament and was carefully removed. The postoperative course was uneventful.