Disease of Knee?

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  1. Bay Horse

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    I received a death certificate today, where the cause of death was 'chronic disease of knee joint (12 months)'.

    Any idea as to what this could be? The deceased was only twenty-four years of age when she died in 1863 and had a child under two.
     
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    Could it be a form of cancer? If the pain was severe enough it could cause a limp. Generally attacks young active children and teens but if an adult a physician should be consulted - source American Cancer Society.
     
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    There are many forms of TB, one of them being an infection of one or more joints. I wonder if this was the cause, especially as it had been going on for a year?
     
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    Ah. That sounds as though it could be it, Ann.

    To begin with, I was thinking along the same lines as Colin.
     
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    Either I suppose...all depends on the doctor's knowledge (or lack thereof) of the cause of the knee problems. I lean towards Ann's answer bc they were pretty good at diagnosing cancer, but maybe not so good at this type of TB!
     
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    I know a chap who had TB in his leg and had to have it amputated at the hip when he was just 10 years old. :( So certainly a possibility, especially if it had not been treated early enough.
     
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    Thanks all. :)
     
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