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Bone and Joint T.B.

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Bone and Joint T.B.
Bone and joint tuberculosis is a chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium. It occurs mainly in the spine and also in knee, hip and elbow.


The symptoms of bone & joint tuberculosis include
  • - Localized pain associated with fever
  • - Weight loss.
  • - In case of spine T.B. patient may suffer from Truncal rigidity, muscle spasm and Neurological signs may be present


  • - Mantoux test
  • - Radiological examination
  • - Biopsy


  • - Anti Tuberculosis Drugs
  • - Surgery

Synovectomy:- is a surgical removal of the inflamed joint

Osteotomy:- is a procedure in which surgeon removes a wedge of bone near a damaged joint

Arthrodesis:- is a surgical fixation of the joint resulting in bone fusion

Arthroplasty:- is the operation for construction of a new movable joint. It is not applicable to every joint in practice its use is almost confined to the shoulder, the elbow, the hip, the knee, certain joints in the hand, and the metatarso-phalangeal joints in the foot.
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