Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Tuberculosis presenting as a scaphoid fracture: A rare case report

1 Departments of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
2 Departments of Pathology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_33_18

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Tuberculosis of the wrist is an uncommon clinical entity and mostly presents as insidious pain and swelling. Presentation of singular carpal bone involvement is rare as the presenting feature. A case of scaphoid fracture was evaluated in a 20-year-old male patient, and underlying tuberculosis was diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging and culture of joint fluid. Antitubercular therapy under appropriate supervision resulted in clinical improvement and optimal regain of function. No reactivation of the disease was noted in a follow-up of 2 years. This case highlights a rare presentation of tuberculosis presenting with a fracture of scaphoid.

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