Tuberculosis is an infection caused by the tuberculosis bacterium. It is commonly called TB.
Tuberculosis of the knee
TB does not only affect the chest - it affects other organs as well, including the knee where it is important to cure the infection before the joint is destroyed.
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Knee arthrodesis using a unilateral external fixator combined with crossed cannulated screws for the treatment of end-stage tuberculosis of the knee. Xin Tang X, Zhu J, Li Q, Chen G, Fu W and Li J. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015; 16: 197.