Caries sicca: tuberculosis of glenohumeral joint

Authors

  • Varun Goel Department of Orthopaedics, Pt. B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Pankaj Kumar Sharma Department of Orthopaedics, Pt. B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Jalaz Jain Department of Orthopaedics, Pt. B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Umesh Yadav Department of Orthopaedics, Pt. B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Ashish Devgan Department of Orthopaedics, Pt. B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
  • Neha Bhardwaj Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhatinda, Punjab, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20192696

Keywords:

Caries Sicca, Tuberculosis shoulder joint, Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis

Abstract

Tuberculosis is quite common in India. Shoulder tuberculosis although rare among the skeletal tuberculosis needs to be kept in mind for diagnosis and proper treatment of cases of Carries Sicca. Twenty year old female presented with non traumatic pain in right shoulder with severe restriction of shoulder Range of Movements (ROM), not responding to treatment. On detailed examination turned out to be a case of Caries Sicca. Thorough debridement along with sufficient immobilization and Anti Tubercular Treatment (ATT) gives excellent results. High suspicion is needed to diagnose the cases of Carries Sicca. Early diagnosis and proper treatment gives wonderful results. Only ATT with or without immobilization and debridement are sufficient enough in majority of cases.

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2019-06-27

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