In particular, trochanteric bursitis is an extremely rare manifestation of osteoarticular tuberculosis. We describe a case of tuberculous coxitis. Tuberculosis of the hip joint region in children. MAF MohideenI; MN RasoolII. I MBChB(Medunsa). Registrar. Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of . PubMed journal article [Tuberculous coxitis in the hips 55 years after primary tuberculosis were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed App to.

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In addition to the treatment as advocated above, arthrolysis of joint with joint debridement can be very helpful. 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.

Pathogenesis and pathology Osteoarticular TB is secondary to primary pathology in lungs, lymph nodes or any of the viscera. Babhulkar and Pande 9 introduced a classification, based on above clinicoradiological presentations into stage of synovitis, early arthritis, stage of arthritis and stage of advanced arthritis.

MRI can assess associated abnormalities e. Thus tuberculosis is considered to be a significant disease in discovering diagnosis of uncertain complaints in joints and bones. Shortening of limb and deformity further complicates the condition.

Tuberculosis of hip: A current concept review

Treatment of quiescent tuberculosis of the hip joint by excision and ‘dynamic’ osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg ; 7: Common radiological features were osteopaenia and cystic lesions in the neck and acetabulum. How helpful are the modern diagnostic imaging modalities like ultrasonography USGmagnetic resonance imaging MRIbone scan or immunological and molecular diagnostic tests like tuberculoais chain reaction PCR to diagnose TB hip at an early stage?

Although rare in western countries, tuberculous arthropathy is still a common problem in developing countries. If warranted, limb lengthening can be done to take care of limb shortening. The tissue diagnosis may be indicated in such instances.


Tuberculosis of hip: A current concept review

Thorough debridement of infected tissues and postoperative antituberculous chemotherapy are the keys to lowering the potential risk of reactivation of TB. Joint debridement, skeletal traction, and mobilization exercises may give more tuberculosia results as compared to the immobilization by hip spica. Tectoplasty for painful dislocation or subluxation of the hip. We saw three cases with a fair result. J Bone Joint Surg ; 32B: Edit article Share article View revision history.

Traction relieves the muscle spasm, prevents or corrects deformity and subluxation, maintains the joint space, minimizes the chances of development of migration of acetabulum and permits close observation of the hip region. The tissue obtained from the diseased site must be subjected to histology, AFB staining PCR and also for culture and sensitivity.

All the osteoarticular lesions were histologically confirmed for tuberculosis. J Child Orthop ; 3: In conclusion this case demonstrates, that tuberculosis should still be considered as a possibility of a specific origin of joint infection in finding the diagnosis of uncertain complaints of joints without initial radiographic abnormabilities, even in otherwise healthy and young patients without obvious risk factors.

Various radiological appearances are seen, i. Management in children The aim of management is to have a painless, mobile hip with anatomy of the hip joint as near to normal as possible.

Cystic lesions, erosions and infiltrative lesions were routinely curetted and biopsied. Clin Orthop ; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

J Bone Joint Surg ; 63B: J Bone Joint Surg ; 51A: Although the prevalence of tuberculosis reduces, it still belongs to the most important infectious diseases worldwide even in industrial countries. Vora 23 cautioned that during synovectomy, utmost attention should be given to safeguard the feeding vessels to the head, located beneath the hypertrophied synovium.

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

The primary causative organism is tunerculosis tuberculosishowever atypical mycobacteria i. It does not address clinical problems such as flexion, adduction and internal rotation and the role of adductor tenotomy and realignment abduction extension osteotomy.


Localised osteopaenia was a common radiological finding. Local exacerbation is tuberculossis in cases with insufficient systemic treatment, whereas in most of the cases the results referring to ROM and pain-reduction are satisfactory. MRI 5 months after starting the oral therapy showing an active arthritis with progressive destruction of the right hip joint and liquid retention in the right acetabulum as a sign of tuberculous osteomyelitis see black arrow.

Antituberculosis treatment was used for a year.

A MRI of the pelvis performed 3 months before admittance showed a swelling of the capsule and reduction of the cartilage in the right coxitie joint which was considered as an early arthritis or coxitis. About Blog Go ad-free. The osseous lesions in this study were mainly metaphyseal appearing as cystic, permeative and focal erosions in the cancellous portions of the femoral head, neck and acetabulum.

Traction and mobilisation usually yield good results in early cases. Total hip arthroplasty for tuberculous coxitis. Leowski J, Miller M. 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. Management Early diagnosis and effective chemotherapy are vital to save the joint.

All pathological and fibrous tissues are excised carefully without compromising with vascularity of remaining part of the upper end of the femur. Pure osseous lesions with an intact joint outline have tuerculosis good outcome. For example, with anterolateral approach to the joint, one can correct the flexion deformity of the hip.

Tuberculosis of the hip in children. X-ray of right hip joint anteroposterior view showing a active tubercular arthritis of right hip.