Case Report

Delayed Presentation of Shoulder Tuberculosis

Table 1

Three types of Tb shoulder.

Type I: “caries sicca”Marked wasting of the shoulder. Painful restriction of all movements.
Type II: “caries exudata”Swelling of the joint, cold abscess. Sometimes a sinus.
Type III: “caries mobile”Restriction of active movements of the shoulder. Nearly full passive abduction.