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Knee Fusion for Irretrievably Failed Total Knee Replacement

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Description: Over the past 30 years, the increasing success of total knee arthroplasty has gradually replaced arthrodesis as the procedure of choice in most conditions causing severe joint destruction. Instead of a primary procedure, arthrodesis is now considered a salvage procedure relegated to cases where total knee replacement may he contraindicated, e.g. sepsis, neuropathic joint, and youth, or for an irretrievably failed total knee replacement
Jerome D. Wiedel, M.D.

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Jerome D. Wiedel, M.D.
Institution: Johns Hopkins
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Mar 13 2008
Last Modified: Sun Sep 27 2009