Cuerpo Extraño ( Grapa ) en Tobillo
Foreing Body ( Staple ) in Ankle
Male patient, 35 years old, practicing different sports. Comes to review because about two months ago suffered a left ankle sprain why you are practical radiography detected a staple at that location. The odd thing is that the patient does not remember at all when he could suffer the accident that introduced the clip in that location. Comes sonographic examination because he has decided to undergo the removal of the foreign material from your body. The sonographic examination shows that in the left posterior medial malleolus hyper-echogenic location linear image, corresponding to the clip is displayed, is approx 9.16 mm which is compatible with the major axis of a metal-eared clip (see the last two pictures). Between the skin and the metallic material of the staple presence of a liquid content of approximately 1.26 cm3 volume is displayed, possibly due to the phenomenon of rejection of foreign material body. The patient has no symptoms of any kind (no pain or discomfort while exercising).