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Arthroscopic-assisted removal of a migrated intra-articular distal femoral epiphysiodesis staple.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19634735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intra-articular migration of an epiphysiodesis staple is an unreported complication in the literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with a loose distal femoral epiphysiodesis staple migrated into the posterior compartment of the knee joint. During arthroscopy, a posteromedial capsulotomy and a posterolateral portal were used and the staple was removed. This case highlights the potential complication of staple intra-articular migration and the arthroscopic approach to removal.
Bernard R Bach; Jerome DaSilva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of knee surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1538-8506     ISO Abbreviation:  J Knee Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137599     Medline TA:  J Knee Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W Harrison St, Ste 1063, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epiphyses / surgery
Foreign-Body Migration / surgery*
Knee Joint / pathology,  surgery*

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