History of pulmonary tuberculosis. Patient has limited range of movement and pain (left shoulder joint)
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There is symmetrical obliteration of the left shoulder joint space with complete destruction of the humeral head. There is involvement of the left humerus and the adjacent glenoid.
Depending on the presentation, shoulder joint tuberculous arthropathy are of three types:
- type I: caries sicca
- type II: caries exudata
- type III: caries mobile
Caries sicca is the classic dry form of tuberculosis of shoulder where the patient present with marked wasting of the shoulder and painful restriction of all movements. There is no pus formation or joint ankylosis as in our case.