Tuberculosis infection complicating total knee arthroplasty: Report of 3 cases and review of the literature

Meir Marmor, Nata Parnes, Shmuel Dekel

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Abstract

The incidence of osteoarticular tuberculosis in the knee and other joints is increasing. Three cases of active tuberculous infection in the presence of a total knee prosthesis are presented. The pathology was not diagnosed until the prosthesis had been removed in 2 patients. They underwent antituberculous therapy and revision arthroplasty. In the third patient, the diagnosis was made early. Antituberculous therapy was begun immediately, and the original prosthesis was retained. Good long-term results were achieved in all 3 cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Infection
  • Synovitis
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Tuberculosis

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