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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 570956, 4 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Tuberculosis of Greater Trochanter and Its Bursa

Department of Orthopaedics, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Manjushree Nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka 580009, India

Received 28 May 2013; Accepted 21 July 2013

Academic Editors: F. Canavese and D. Saragaglia

Copyright © 2013 Keshav S. Shenoy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 65-year-old female had a history of tuberculosis of the left greater trochanter 30 years ago. She underwent 6 months of chemotherapy after which the disease healed completely. Currently she presented to us with pain and swelling on the lateral aspect of left hip of 2-month duration. Clinical and radiological findings were suggestive of a recurrence. Biopsy was conclusive for tuberculosis. She was successfully treated with debridement and curettage with chemotherapy for 1 year. Recurrent tuberculosis of the greater trochanter is rare and should be aggressively treated.