Practice of Medicine
Complications from a retained sponge destroys patient’s college basketball plan
By Georgette A. Samaritan, RN, BSN, Appl. Bio, CPHRM
December 12, 2013
An athletic 16 year old male presented to the orthopedic surgeon with complaints of left knee pain following a fall on the basketball court. An MRI revealed left knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, with possible radial lateral meniscus tear, and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain with mild residual instability. The patient underwent outpatient surgery. One year and 3 …
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