Arthroscopic Management of a Rare Case of Melioidotic Septic Arthritis of the Ankle in a New Endemic Area on the Southwest Coast of India: A Case Report

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We report a case of melioidotic septic arthritis of the ankle and secondary osteomyelitis of the talus in a 64-year-old farmer with diabetes mellitus. Arthroscopic drainage and debridement, followed by 6 months of appropriate antibiotic therapy, resulted in a good short-term outcome.


Melioidotic septic arthritis of the ankle is extremely rare. This case report highlights the possibility of this disease occurring on the Indian subcontinent.

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