Tubercular infection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Khan, PS; Thilak, J; George, MJ; Nair, AV; Madanan, A; (2016) Tubercular infection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy. ISSN 0942-2056 DOI:

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Tubercular septic arthritis after shoulder arthroscopy has not been reported in the English literature to our knowledge. A case of Tubercular septic arthritis of the shoulder following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is presented. The sinus and the wound healed well, and laboratory parameters returned to normal, which suggests that the infection was well controlled with the treatment follow-up of 1 year. But the functional score was poor due to repeated surgeries; long-standing infection and the arthritic changes developed. Tubercular infection can occur after arthroscopic shoulder surgery especially in healthcare workers in zones endemic for Tuberculosis. Level of evidence V.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: TB Centre
PubMed ID: 26740084
Web of Science ID: 404569600031


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