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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Clin Orthop ; In the treatment, current emphasis is more on mobility with stability at hip. Total hip arthroplasty for active tuberculosis of the hip.

To describe the clinical and radiological manifestations of tuberculosis of the hip joint and the resemblance to common osteoarticular lesions in children. Joint tuberculosis TB of joints Tubercular arthropathy Tubercular arthritis Tuberculosis affecting the joints Tuberculosis septic arthritis Tuberculosis arthritis.

However, some degree of shortening and instability is unavoidable. Performing a THA should be mentioned as a demanding alternative, which is often practiced in combination with oral antituberculotic medication. Caused by recently aggravation of pain in the right hip joint within the days before, the patient was not able to stand and walk and the range of motion ROM was painfully reduced.

Tuberculosis of hip: A current concept review

Clin Orthop Relat Res ; We have discussed some of these issues on the basis of available knowledge on the subject. Subluxed hips did well following reduction. Charnley low friction arthroplasty in tuberculosis of the hip. Amniotic arthroplasty for tuberculosis of the hip joint. Support Center Support Center. They were more commonly described in the study by Vohra et al. Microbiological and microscopic examination of intraoperative swabs and surface biopsies did not detect M.

A natural course of a dislocated healed tuberculous hip in a child. Irregular and hazy joint margins, destruction of bone on either side of joint, erosions and reduced joint space are classical plain X-ray findings.


After a course of antibiotic treatment she underwent reconstructive surgery which consecutively improved range of motion.

J Bone Joint Surg ; 2 9: The modern diagnostic facilities like ultrasonography USG or magnetic resonance imaging of the hip joint, USG guided aspiration of coxits fluid and obtaining the material for polymerase chain reaction and tissue diagnosis must be utilized. Reactivation of a tuberculous coxitis due to loosening of a total hip endoprosthesis.

The aim of management is to have a painless, mobile hip with anatomy of the hip joint as near to normal as possible. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt.

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Plain films are reliable to detect and follow up of treatment for tubercular arthropathy. With average followup of 4.

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Tuberculosis of the hip. In the Indian subcontinent and in many Asian countries, people do not accept a stiff hip joint as squatting, sitting cross-legged, and kneeling are essential socioeconomic actives in their day to day life.

Treatment of quiescent tuberculosis of the hip joint by excision and ‘dynamic’ osteotomy. In the Perthes’ type, the epiphysis is fragmented, dense and flattened.

[Coxitis due to multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a HIV negative patient].

The management in children as in adults depends upon the stage at presentation. 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.

The granulation tissue from the synovium extends over the bone resulting in necrosis of sub chondral bone, sequetra and may be kissing lesion on either side of joint. Tuberculosis of the bones and joints ; Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. Finally it should be emphasized, that a decision for performing a less extensive bone-saving operative intervention for the treatment of TBC as a first step with a minimal surgical expenditure for patient and surgeon in a suitable case does not exclude further application of more extensive surgical treatment, thus the above mentioned surgical techniques could be still performed in case of failure.


This operation is a simple extra capsular procedure and can be done at any age. X-ray oft the right pelvis 1 year after diagnosis showing a progressive sclerosis of the acetabulum with decreasing joint space narrowing. The interval between active disease and THA in his cases ranged from 3 months to 45 years. Tuberculosis remains a major cause of skeletal infection in developing countries. The implants were removed in four patients. There is gross destruction of capsule, synovium, bones and articular cartilage.

In the stage of synovitis in TB of hip, plain X-rays do not show any findings or at the most only soft tissue swelling is visible. One has however to resort to chair and commode toilet system for whole life. An effusion was detected by ultrasound, aspiration of the hip joint led to no further diagnosis as aerobic and anaerobic cultures were sterile.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. Martini describes these lesions as an ‘image en grelot’ little spherical bell Figure 5a. Pain in the hip, limp, restriction of movements is present in almost all the cases. Tuberculosis of the hip and knee treated by chemotherapy, synovectomy and debridement: Chronic hyperaemia may lead to enlargement of the femoral head epiphysis and metaphysis coxa magna. In the present time MRI has helped us to detect the early morbid pathology in the joint as it shows the predestructive lesion like edema and inflammation.

With a mean followup of 4. Furthermore the patient was young and had the compliance for a distinguished rehabilitation.

Skeletal tuberculosis in children in the western world: However, it is not adequate in an unstable hip.