Foreign body: sewing needle tip in ankle

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky
Modality: X-ray

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
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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