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Tubercular infection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc

Source : Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, Volume 25, Issue 7, p.2205-2207 (2017)

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Keywords : arthroplasty, arthroscopy, Humans, Reoperation, Rotator Cuff, Shoulder

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Orthopaedics

Year : 2017

Abstract : 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.

Cite this Research Publication : P. Shanavas Khan, Jai Thilak, George, M. J., Nair, A. V., and Madanan, A., “Tubercular infection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.”, Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 2205-2207, 2017.

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