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Original Article

Post-traumatic Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Foot and Ankle: Case Series and Literature Review

Praveen K Pandey, Manuj Jain, Narayanan Subramanian, Nitish Khandelwal

Keywords : Atypical, Case series, Foot, Osteoarticular, Post-traumatic, Tuberculosis

Citation Information : Pandey PK, Jain M, Subramanian N, Khandelwal N. Post-traumatic Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of Foot and Ankle: Case Series and Literature Review. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2022; 9 (4):149-154.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1215

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Osteoarticular tuberculosis involves 1–3 % of all tubercular cases with most common sites as spine, hip, and knee. Less than 10 % of osteoarticular tuberculosis involves foot. Its rare occurrence requires high degree of suspicion for early diagnosis and optimal management. Post-traumatic occurrence, atypical radiological picture, and variable presentation further worsen the prognosis and morbidity. Post-traumatic osteoarticular tuberculosis is a very rare entity with very few cases reported worldwide. We are reporting our case series of five patients with post-traumatic osteoarticular tuberculosis.

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