Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Abhishek singh Bhadauria, Mizanur Rahaman Sk, Bibin Selvin, Shubham Taori, Tushar Chaudhari,


Ankle Arthrodesis For Tuberculosis of Ankle Joint

Mizanur Rahaman Sk, Bibin Selvin, Shubham Taori, Tushar Chaudhari, Abhishek singh Bhadauria

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 6420-6426

Introduction: Among extrapulmonary infections, tuberculosis of the ankle joint is very uncommon. Early diagnosis of tuberculosis of the ankle joint is quite difficult because of its uncommon site, non-specific sign & symptoms, and negligence 
Case report: A 38-year-old female presented with right ankle pain and swelling for 3 months with a history of twisting injury to the right ankle 3 months back. She had no history of infection in the past ( at least for the last 1-2 years). The only complaint she had was recurrent pain and swelling of the right ankle joint for which she was being managed conservatively for the last 3 months. When she came to the outpatient clinic, presented with a swollen and tender right ankle joint and she was afebrile. Magnetic resonance imaging was not sufficient to conclude the diagnosis. TB arthritis was diagnosed by diagnostic arthroscopy. Eventually, anti-TB therapy eradicated the infection 
Conclusion: Early biopsy and synovial fluid for a polymerase chain reaction, gene Xpert should be performed in all suspicious cases to confirm the diagnosis and management