PDF | Although the prevalence of tuberculosis reduces, it still belongs to the most important infectious diseases worldwide even in industrial. Tuberculosis of the hip joint region in children. MAF MohideenI; MN RasoolII. I MBChB(Medunsa). Registrar. Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of . In particular, trochanteric bursitis is an extremely rare manifestation of osteoarticular tuberculosis. We describe a case of tuberculous coxitis.

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Arthroplasty using the Charnley prosthesis in old tuberculosis of the hip. Log in Sign up. However, some degree of shortening and instability is unavoidable. Once suspected clinically, radiological examination of both hips and lungs should be analyzed critically. Cementless total hip arthroplasty for the management of tuberculosis coxitis. Abstract Tuberculosis TB of the hip is second to spine only hence a good number of cases are visiting the medical facilities every year.

In addition to medical treatment, traction preferably skeletal is recommended to all patients. The hip is subluxated posteriorly and superiorly with true shortening of the involved limb. The femoral neck is widened.

In addition to traction and chemotherapy, analgesics supplementation is necessary till spasm of the muscles is relieved. This case report emphasizes that tuberculosis should still be considered as a significant disease even in healthy patients with uncertain complaints in joints without significant initial radiographic abnormalities. With pathological subluxation and dislocation, it may be impossible to obtain a congruous hip.

With modern diagnostic facilities, the patients are being diagnosed early along with very effective antitubercular drugs, hence the number of patients with advanced radiological changes are going down. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Ocxitis presenting with sound ankylosis, short fibrous or bony in a bad position required upper femoral corrective osteotomy. Two children with poor results were seen in this study; they developed fibrous ankylosis.


Tuberculosis of hip: A current concept review

A natural course of a dislocated healed tuberculous hip in a child. J Bone Joint Surg ; Failure to respond in the form of improvement in constitutional features, reduction of pain around hip, increase in the range of movements to nonoperative treatment may call for confirmation of diagnosis. The shortcomings of excision arthroplasty like shortening of the limb and instability of hip joint can be minimized to some extent by prolonged skeletal traction upto 3 months with on traction exercises in bed.

Most of the literature on tuberculosis of the hip in children is over 40 years old. Surgical treatment of tuberculosis of the hip in children. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg.

The early diagnosis could be difficult as the primary clinical symptoms and radiological findings at an early stage are often non-specific [ 5 ]. There were 21 boys and 15 girls.

Total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of adult hips with current or quiescent sepsis. Coxiitis complications included avascular necrosis, coxa vara, coxa magna, growth arrest and flexion-adduction contractures. If undertaken in association with extensive debridement and appropriate anti-TB treatment, it provides symptomatic relief and functional improvement It is reasonable to believe that THA placed in an active disease coixtis structurally weak bone would fail biomechanically more often, however, the follow of Cixitis in such cases hardly show recurrence of disease or loosening of implant.


X-ray of the right pelvis showed a slight joint space narrowing with affection of the acetabulum and the femoral head Fig. Clin Orthop Relat Res ; Fibrous ankylosis was seen in two cases in this study. J Korean Orthop Assoc.

Tuberculous arthropathy | Radiology Reference Article |

The tissue obtained from the diseased site must be subjected to histology, AFB staining PCR and also for culture and sensitivity. California and Western Med ; Pain around the hip region and a limp were the main clinical features in all children.

Diagnosis and treatment of joint tuberculosis. Common clinical features were a limp, flexion, adduction and internal rotation contractures.

MRI may show synovial effusion, osseous edema and areas of bone destruction. To establish the diagnosis the coxotis should be subjected to USG examination; synovial effusion can be aspirated and subjected for cytology, AFB smear and PCR examination.

Tuberculous Coxitis: Diagnostic Problems and Varieties of Treatment: A Case Report

It is suggested that in the endemic regions for TB, a clinical diagnosis supported by radiographs is adequate for starting the treatment. Tuli 8 earlier was recommending partial weight-bearing only after months of treatment, and full weight-bearing only at 18 months.

Through the hematogenous route, the bacteria reach either to synovium or bone. Sonography of hip joint in ttb arthritis.