Loose Bodies of the Knee

About Loose Bodies of the Knee:

Loose bodies of the knee are small fragments of cartilage and/or bone that freely move around the knee within the joint fluid. These loose bodies can impair joint movement by becoming caught inflection and/or movements of extension. Loose bodies can create damage to articular cartilage.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Sensation that something is moving inside the knee
  • Locking of the knee

How is it Treated?

  • Anti-inflammatory medications to temporarily ease pain
  • Physical Therapy
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Surgical intervention such as a minimally invasive arthroscopy

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