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Curved Kuntscher nail arthrodesis after failure of knee replacement
We report the use of long curved Kuntscher nails to maintain stability during arthrodesis of nine infected and five uninfected failures of total knee replacement. The curvature of the nail helps positioning and avoids the need for cortical perforation. A single-stage operation was possible in most cases. Union rates are comparable with those of other series and even patients with delayed union have satisfactory function.
Curved Kuntscher nail arthrodesis after failure of knee replacement.
Fern ED, Stewart HD, Newton G.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1989 Aug;71(4):588-90.
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Fern et al
Institution: JBJS B
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Added: Sun Nov 01 2009