Received: April 03, 2011
Accepted: January 12, 2012
Ref: Singh A, Verma V, Wali S, Srivastava RN. Tubercular tenosynovitis of extensor tendons of foot--a rare presentation of musculoskeletal tuberculosis in an infant. Internet J Med Update. 2012 Jul;7(2):46-48.
TUBERCULAR TENOSYNOVITIS OF EXTENSOR TENDONS OF FOOT--A RARE PRESENTATION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL TUBERCULOSIS IN AN INFANT
Ajai Singh*, Vikas Verma**, Shah Wali*** and R N Srivastava****
*Associate Professor, **Research Scholar, ***Resident, ****Professor, Department of Orthopedics, C S M Medical University, Lucknow (UP), India
(Corresponding Author: Dr. Ajai Singh, Department of Orthopaedics, C S M Medical University, Lucknow 226010 (UP), India. Email: email@example.com)
Tuberculosis of soft tissues as a result of spread from adjacent bone or joint is a well recognized entity. However isolated tuberculous pyomyositis, bursitis and tenosynovitis are rare, constituting about 1% of skeletal tuberculosis. Tubercular tenosynovitis commonly involves tendon sheaths of wrist and hand. Cases of tuberculous tenosynovitis of foot and ankle are rare. A rare case of tubercular tenosynovitis of extensor tendons in a one year child has been reported here with its clinical presentation, treatment and a brief review of literature.
KEY WORDS: Tuberculosis; Musculoskeletal; Tenosynovitis