Foreign body: sewing needle tip in ankle

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Linear metallic foreign body projects in the tissues anterior to the ankle joint. 

Case Discussion

This patient's sewing needle broke while she was either attempting to perform an intra-articular ankle injection, or mend socks without taking them off.  If it was the former, she was quite near to success...

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Case information

rID: 12872
Case created: 24th Jan 2011
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
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