"Local analgesia was obtained using 1% lidocaine w/epinephrine, approx 6cc injected around the site of the staple. A foreign body was identified, location right knee just anterior to the patella. I grasped the stable base with a needle nose pliers and removed the staple. The foreign body was successfully removed without complication. The wound was re-explored and no residual foreign bodies noted. The wound was thoroughly cleansed, irrigated and dressed. No complications were noted. Sterile dressing applied."