Arthroscopic extraction of a drainage tube: Solution for a troublesome problem

Feng Chen Kao, Kuo Yao Hsu*, Hsin Nung Shih, Chun Ying Cheng, Yao Haung Tsai, Robert W.W. Hsu

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We present a case of a foreign body retained in the knee joint after a hemovae tube was broken during removal at bedside. The foreign body was successfully extracted arthroscopically. Arthroscopy provides an excellent alternative in the management of this troubling complication, minimizing hospitalization and delay in recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroseopic extraction
  • Foreign body
  • Postoperative complication


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