51-Year-old Nermin Uzbaş, living in Konya and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren, applied to Medova Hospital due to her pain complaints in her knees a while ago. In the examinations of Nermin Uzbaş, joint mouse was observed in the knees of Nermin Uzbaş and she was taken to surgery.
APPLIED WITH PAIN, DISCHARGED WITH 967 JOINT MICE.
Orphopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Bilgehan Ata, who performed the surgery, said that the patient had pain for a long term and expressed that, “Our patient applied to us with complaints of pain, swelling, locking and sounds for a long time in her knees. We have performed her examination. Taken her MRI, applied examinations and decided to perform a closed surgery. In both knees, we had observed a meniscus rupture and thus lots of joint mice that are more in her left knee. We applied arthroscopy surgery to both knees. We removed 967 joint mice, as 256 are large, from the knees of our patient. We also removed the joint membrane, which caused the formation of these joint mice, during the procedure. A few hours after the operation, our patient started to walk on her own and started to completely perform the movements, she has regained her health now.” .
“PAIN, SWELLING, SOUNDS, MOVEMENT RESTRICTION AND LOCKING IN THE KNEE MAY SUGGEST A JOINT MOUSE”
Op. Dr. Ata, providing information about the joint mice, specified that “Joint mice may be formed after falling down, impacts, sports activities or hits. Sometimes, as in our patient, joint membrane may cause this. It may cause pain, swelling, sounds, movement restriction, locking etc. complaints in the knee. We used to treat these patients with open surgery. now we can operate in closed environment upon the development of technology and medicine. We recommend that patients with complaints of this kind have to have their operations or treatments without coming to a very advanced level, solving pressure loads, complicated situations, permanent disabilities, as soon as possible by applying to their doctors. “ .
Op. Dr. Bilgehan Ata, specifying that joint mice is not a common encountered condition, said that “Joint mice is an occasional situation that we have encountered. However, the interesting point in this patient is the high quantity of joint mice. In general, we can see one or two in the operations, but for the first time in my life, I have encountered such a high number of joint mice. We have removed 967 joint mice. They even poured on the surface of the operating room. Counting was so hard.”.
“MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAD DECREASED FOR THE LAST 5-6 YEARS”
Nermin Uzbaş, gained her health after the surgery, said that, “I had excessive pain in my knees for 5-6 years. Especially when I was walking down the road, sounds were coming from my knees, they were being locked and I could not step on my soles. I went to different doctors, they said that these are the effects of different drugs I had been using. However I understood that this was not the matter. One ,evening we went out to dinner with my husband and I could not stand up from the table. We called my doctor, Mr. Bilgehan. We came to the hospital, my films and MRIs were taken. After that I realized that there was a problem in my knees and then, I was told that I had to undergo a surgery. First I was afraid because I had too much pain. On the other hand, I had ache. In other words, my quality of life had reduced for the last 5-6 years.”.