We present the second documented case of primary septic arthritis of the talonavicular joint. This patient had a number of medical comorbidities, including chronic widespread pain including the ipsilateral limb, which made diagnosis an even greater challenge. Although a clinical diagnosis, joint fluid aspiration remains the gold standard. Prompt surgical drainage with adjuvant antibiotic treatment is recommended, and management requires a multidisciplinary team approach. The aim of treatment is to avoid the sequelae of joint destruction, pain and foot deformity.
Keywords: medical education; musculoskeletal and joint disorders; orthopaedic and trauma surgery.
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