Loose Pieces of Bone or Tissue
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Locking of the knee
- Pain and swelling of the knee that comes and goes
- Ability to feel an object under the skin
- Stiffness in the knee
Loose bodies, or pieces of bone or tissue, may get caught in the knee joint as a result of a fracture or dislocation. This can cause annoying and painful symptoms in the knee that commonly interfere with movement. Loose bodies can be caused by degenerative joint disease, a chip fracture, torn cartilage, and foreign objects from a penetrating injury, inflammation, or decreased blood supply.