ARTHRODESIS OF THE KNEE


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Abstract

The most common indication for arthrodesis of the knee is an infection at the site of a total knee arthroplasty.Deficiencies in bone stock and poor bone apposition adversely affect the success of a knee arthrodesis.Arthrodesis of the knee can provide a stable, painless extremity for high-functioning patients who are able to walk.Patient function after arthrodesis of the knee is superior to that after above-the-knee amputation.Conversion of a solid knee fusion to a total knee arthroplasty has a substantial complication rate

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