Tuberculous tenosynovitis of the tibialis anterior tendon: A case report

Michael S. Hooker, Richard A. Schaefer, Joel T. Fishbain, Christina M. Belnap

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Abstract

Tuberculous tenosynovitis is an uncommon form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis occurring primarily in the hands and wrists with limited reports involving the lower extremities. We report a rare case of tuberculous tenosynovitis of the tibialis anterior tendon occurring in a 37-year-old Filipino male. The tendon was surgically debrided and the patient was given a six month course of antituberculin chemotherapy. At one year postoperatively, the patient has good function with no evidence of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1131-1134
Number of pages4
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Foot Tumors
  • Tibialis Anterior Tendon
  • Tuberculous Tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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