loose body


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loose bod·y

a solid tissue fragment lying free in a body cavity, especially in a joint or the peritoneal cavity; for example, joint mice, melon-seed body, rice body.

loose body

a fragment of solid tissue in a body cavity or joint. A kind of loose body is a joint mouse.

loose body

a small piece of bone or cartilage within a joint, usually the result of wear and tear and/or trauma. Most common in the knee joint. Symptoms include pain, swelling and stiffness and can result in 'locking' of a joint. If symptomatic, can be surgically removed.

loose body

detached fragment (i.e. cortical bone, cartilage) within joint cavity; can cause severe local pain and impede joint movement

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Because of the presence of mechanical symptoms, limited range of motion, and loose body formation, surgery was indicated.
Roentgenograms revealed a loose body with a crater-like defect in the distal capitellum.
2 to remove scar tissue and a loose body near the deltoid ligament, said he expects to get a fair shake in the shortstop battle.
Cardiac arrest as a result of intraabdominal extravasation of fluid during arthroscopic removal of a loose body from the hip joint of a patient with an acetabular fracture.
Hayes reported on loose body removal in an elderly male with late-stage steroid-induced necrosis, with resolution of mechanical symptoms and pain relief at 20 months.
39) Following arthroscopic loose body removal, a bone tunnel was created from below the greater tuberosity to the necrotic region.
Loose body removal has become the most common indication for elbow arthroscopy.
It was felt in this case that the sublabral foramen may have contributed to the patient's pathology and was closed to prevent potentially future loose body production or accumulation.
Table 1 Questionnaire Completed by Patients and Surgeons Your Operation During your operation, surgery was performed upon (please check) The meniscal cartilages The anterior cruciate ligament The articular cartilage (bearing surface of the knee) Patella surface Synovial plica Loose body in the knee Other What was done?