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Synovitis of the knee after intraarticular fracture fixation with Biofix. Report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1471523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of severe aseptic synovitis of the knee 8 and 13 weeks after biodegradable internal fixation (Biofix rods) of a fracture of the intercondylar eminence. Both knees were treated by surgical revision and synovectomy. Histologic examination revealed a severe foreign-body type of reactive synovitis in the absence of infection. It is not advisable to use Biofix intraarticularly.
G Barfod; R N Svendsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-26     Completed Date:  1993-01-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, Køge County Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails / adverse effects*
Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology*
Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation*
Fractures, Bone / surgery*
Knee Injuries / surgery*
Knee Joint*
Synovitis / etiology*

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