Removal of Loose Bodies from the Knee

Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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250 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
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» Request a referral to a John C. Lincoln specialist in removal of loose bodies from the knee.

What is knee loose body removal? Essentially, it is a procedure that removes loose tissues that float around the knee joint and cause pain, swelling and locking.

Loose bodies of the knee can consist of a piece of torn cartilage or a bone fragment. These are typically removed arthroscopically, with a small camera to aid the surgeon. Once the loose bodies in the knee are located, the surgeon will use an instrument called a "grasper" to retrieve and remove floating tissue.

The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch the following video on knee loose body removal.