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Knee Arthrodesis using an Intramedullary Nail Wheeless

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Description: Discussion:
- IM may be most reliable technique for achieving union;
- w/ TKR infection, IM fusion needs to be performed in a staged fasion with removal of components and control of infection before fusion is attempted;
- contra indications:
 - active infection:
   - presence of active infection because of risk of infection spreading into medullary canals of the femur and tibia;
 - deformity of the femoral or tibial shaft:

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