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A technique for difficult arthrodesis of the knee
Twenty knees, in which a total of 32 previous operations had been performed, were arthrodesed by the Charnley compression technique combined with intramedullary nailing. Patients with previous infection were excluded from the series, but three neuropathic knees were included. Bony union was evident after an average of six months in all but one patient who died three months after operation. One patient developed deep infection that resolved after removing the nail. The combined technique is simple and only limited bone resection is needed; it gives immediate stability and relief of pain with minimal morbidity.
A technique for difficult arthrodesis of the knee.
Fahmy NR, Barnes KL, Noble J.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1984 May;66(3):367-70
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Fahmy et al
Institution: JBJS B
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Added: Sun Nov 01 2009