What Are Loose Bodies?
What Problems Do They Cause?
If the Loose Body gets stuck between the Thigh Bone (Femur) and Shin Bone (Tibia) then the knee gets stuck (Locked) and cannot be straightened. It then requires rest or a funny bending twisting movement to unstick (unlock) the knee.
Sometimes he will be able to feel the Loose Body moving around.
Usually, an X-ray will be required.
If Mr Lavender is unsure if you have a Loose Body, he will arrange a MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan) of your knee.
If they are large then an extra small cut (10 – 15mm) in the skin next to your Knee Cap (Patella) may be needed to remove the Loose Body.
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