Full of lead: old bullet comes back to bite

This is why intra-articular bullets should always be removed
Knee X-ray

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the approach sometimes taken with gunshot wounds — that is, if removing the bullet would do more harm than good.

But a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates why bullets in the body’s joints should never be left alone, after a man started showing signs of lead poisoning 14 years later.