Tuberculous arthritis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Pain in the right hip.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Displaced gluteal fat pad on the right. 

Ultrasound

Effusion with synovial thickening.

Case Discussion

US is becoming more and more useful in evaluation musculoskeletal abnormalities. It is inexpensive and readily available as compared to MR. With newer probes and advances in US technology the resolution is improving by the day.

Joint aspiration confirmed this to tuberculous arthritis.

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