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Knee Fusion following TKR Wheeless

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Description: Arthrodesis remains a treatment option for patients who have recurrent infection, or who are poor candidates for reimplantation;
- problems inherent in the performance of knee arthrodesis following a total knee arthroplasty complicated by infection are bone loss, shortening, gait disturbance, & inability to eradicate infection;
- fusion rates of revised knee arthroplasties are all significantly lower than primary knee arthrodesis rates.
- total knee arthroplasty of the unconstrained or semiconstrained types in multiple series were easier to fuse than constrained total knees;
- reduction in bone stock as caused by infection further decreases fusion rate;

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Sun Nov 01 2009