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Arthrodesis of the knee using a custom-made intramedullary coupled device
Nine patients underwent arthrodesis of the knee using customised coupled nail (the Mayday arthrodesis nail), five after infected arthroplasty, one following failed arthrodesis, one for intractable anterior knee pain, one for Charcot instability and one after trauma. Comparison was made with 17 arthrodeses, eight undertaken using external fixation, four with dual compression plates, and five with long K├╝tntscher nails.
We conclude that a customised coupled intramedullary nail can give excellent stability allowing early weight-bearing, and results in a high rate of union with minimal postoperative complications.
Arthrodesis of the knee using a custom-made intramedullary coupled device.
White SP, Porteous AJ, Newman JH, Mintowt-Czyz W, Barr V.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Jan;85(1):57-61.
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: White et al
Institution: JBJS B
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Added: Sun Nov 01 2009