CPT Code: 29877
Loose bodies are small loose fragments of cartilage or a bone that float around the knee joint. The loose bodies can cause pain, swelling, locking, and catching of the joint. Loose bodies occur if there is bleeding within the joint, death of tissues lining the joints associated with tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Other causes include fractures, trauma, bone and cartilage inflammation, and benign tumors of the synovial membrane. Arthroscopic surgery is used in removal of these loose bodies in the knee.
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