Arthrodesis of the knee following failed arthroplasty

@article{Rensch2013ArthrodesisOT,
  title={Arthrodesis of the knee following failed arthroplasty},
  author={P. J. H. Van Rensch and Geerte van de Pol and Jon H. M. Goosen and A. B. Wymenga and Frits H. de Man},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1940-1948}
}
Primary stability in arthrodesis of the knee can be achieved by external fixation, intramedullary nailing or plate fixation. Each method has different features and results. We present a practical algorithm for arthrodesis of the knee following a failed (infected) arthroplasty, based on our own results and a literature review. Between 2004 and 2010, patients were included with an indication for arthrodesis after failed (revision) arthroplasty of the knee. Patients were analyzed with respect to… CONTINUE READING
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