A CASE OF CHRONIC ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN WITH SWELLING: A RARE DIAGNOSIS AS OSTEOARTICULAR TUBERCULOSIS INVOLVING TALUS AND CALCANEUM
*Dr. Swapnil Patil, Dr. Tapish Shukla, Simranjit Singh, Subeena Randhawa, Srijna Rana
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in India and in developing countries. Despite the availability of drugs it can cause a wide variety of complications. In relation to this we present a case report of 63 year old male patient with history of pain and swelling of left foot and ankle since 4 months which after investigations was diagnosed as osteoarticular Tuberculosis of talus and calcaneum. Patient was started on anti-tubercular treatment and debridement and curettage of talus with subtalar arthrodesis was done. Patient was kept on anti-tubercular treatment for 9 months after which patient stopped experiencing pain upon walking. The objective is to present a case of isolated TB of talus and calcaneum which is a rare presentation of osteoarticular TB and its consideration as a diagnosis in chronic ankle and foot pain.
Keywords: Osteoarticular Tuberculosis of talus and calcaneum.
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