J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2013 Sep;17(3):234-238.

Osteoarticular Tuberculosis Misdiagnosed as Subtalar Osteoarthritis (A Case Report)

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. chpark77@naver.com

Abstract

Osteoarticular tuberculosis is often misdiagnosed as other disease because of a rare incidence and nonspecific clinical and radiographic presentation. Therefore, it is important to know clinical and radiographic presentations of osteoarticular tuberculosis and to diagnose in early phase. Especially, fistula formation is one of the most important clinical features which suspects osteoarticular tuberculosis. We report a case of ankle tuberculosis to be misdiagnosed as subtalar osteoarthritis and performed subtalar arthrodesis.

Keyword

Subtalar joint; Arthritis; Tuberculosis

MeSH Terms

Animals
Ankle
Arthritis
Arthrodesis
Fistula
Incidence
Osteoarthritis
Subtalar Joint
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Osteoarticular
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