File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Tuberculosis of the knee: A long-term follow-up

TitleTuberculosis of the knee: A long-term follow-up
Authors
Issue Date1980
PublisherSpringer. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/orthopedics/journal/264
Citation
International Orthopaedics, 1980, v. 4 n. 2, p. 87-92 How to Cite?
AbstractThirty cases of tuberculosis of the knee followed up for an average of 15 years were reviewed. The majority of patients developed the disease during childhood. All had received standard anti-tuberculosis drug treatment. Fifteen were treated conservatively alone, while the other 15 had a debridement type of surgery in addition to drugs. At review, one-third had occasional mild pain, but this was only present in the conservatively treated group. Stiffness, however, was more predominant in the operated and in the late onset groups. Some mild deformity was seen in 17 out of 30 patients and was related not so much to disturbance of epiphyseal growth, but rather, to bone collapse. Interesting X-ray appearances at follow-up were found. The factors which could lead to a good outcome included young age of onset, treatment within six months of onset, and early mobilization. If the disease is well advanced, surgical treatment will lead to a painless joint, but with greater restriction of joint movement.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178122
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.387
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.508
ISI Accession Number ID

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChow, SPen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:42:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:42:59Z-
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Orthopaedics, 1980, v. 4 n. 2, p. 87-92en_US
dc.identifier.issn0341-2695en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178122-
dc.description.abstractThirty cases of tuberculosis of the knee followed up for an average of 15 years were reviewed. The majority of patients developed the disease during childhood. All had received standard anti-tuberculosis drug treatment. Fifteen were treated conservatively alone, while the other 15 had a debridement type of surgery in addition to drugs. At review, one-third had occasional mild pain, but this was only present in the conservatively treated group. Stiffness, however, was more predominant in the operated and in the late onset groups. Some mild deformity was seen in 17 out of 30 patients and was related not so much to disturbance of epiphyseal growth, but rather, to bone collapse. Interesting X-ray appearances at follow-up were found. The factors which could lead to a good outcome included young age of onset, treatment within six months of onset, and early mobilization. If the disease is well advanced, surgical treatment will lead to a painless joint, but with greater restriction of joint movement.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/orthopedics/journal/264en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Orthopaedicsen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshImmobilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshKnee Joint - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMovementen_US
dc.subject.meshPainen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Osteoarticular - Radiography - Surgery - Therapyen_US
dc.titleTuberculosis of the knee: A long-term follow-upen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChow, SP: spchow@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChow, SP=rp00064en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.pmid7429686-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0018958453en_US
dc.identifier.volume4en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage87en_US
dc.identifier.epage92en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1980KH65700003-
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChow, SP=7201828376en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYau, A=35919296000en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats