Two Cases of Tuberculous Arthritis of the Knee

Satoshi TODO, Satoshi MORI, Shintaro TSUJI, Hiromichi NORIMATSU
1999 The Journal of the Chugoku-Shikoku Orthopaedic Association  
We report two cases of tuberculous arthritis of the knee joint. The patients were female and complained of continuous knee pain. Tuberculous arthritis were diagnosed by culture of joint fluid and arthrodesis were performed while the patients were treated with chemotherapy pre-and postoperatively. The clinical result of these patients was good and they walked with a cane. For the tuberculous arthritis, correct diagnosis is often difficult because tuberculosis is not suspected. When there is
more » ... stent joint fluid retension or continuous knee pain, it is necessary to suspect the tuberculous arthritis.
doi:10.11360/jcsoa1989.11.333 fatcat:dzp7badgbzadbob5bl6lnnbogq