Tuberculous Arthritis of the Knee Treated with Two-Stage Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Leclere, Lance E.; Sechriest, II, V. Franklin; Holley, Keith G.; Tsukayama, Dean T.
January 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 1, p186
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case of a sixty two year old Filipino man who had been treated for tuberculosis and presented to physicians two months after treatment with symptoms of pain and swelling in the knee. A discussion of diagnostic testing which was performed on the man and resulted in a diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis of the knee is presented. Successful treatment with total knee arthroplasty that was given to the man is discussed.


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