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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-76

Metallic object within the knee joint: A consequence of abnormal sitting position in a tricycle

Department of Orthopaedic, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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Dr. Oni Nasiru Salawu
Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njot.njot_23_19

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The use of tricycle as a means of transport is becoming more popular across the rural and urban areas in Nigeria. This article reports a case of a 34-year-old woman who sat with her right knee protruding outside the body of the tricycle; while it was on motion, she hit her knee against part of metallic scraps being pushed in opposite direction. X-ray confirmed the presence of the object around her knee joint, she had surgery to remove the object and she recovered fully from the injury after the surgery. Proper sitting position while inside tricycle is very essential to prevent some avoidable injuries.

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