What is knee loose body removal? Essentially, it is a procedure that removes loose tissues that float around the knee joint and cause pain, swelling and locking.
Loose bodies of the knee can consist of a piece of torn cartilage or a bone fragment. These are typically removed arthroscopically, with a small camera to aid the surgeon. Once the loose bodies in the knee are located, the surgeon will use an instrument called a "grasper" to retrieve and remove floating tissue.