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Total Arthroplasty in Ankylosed Knees

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2666463/

Description: Ankylosis of the knee is a severe functional limitation that becomes worse when pain is present. Arthrodesis of the knee is a classical indication for such patients, since it resolves the pain; however, the severe functional limitation remains.
METHODS In the present study, we evaluated the clinical course of nine patients who underwent total arthroplasty of the knee, and were followed up for at least five years.
RESULTS The results demonstrate that all of the patients experienced a significant reduction in pain and some improvement in the degree of knee flexion and extension.
CONCLUSION Based on the latest follow-up, there has been no need to perform arthrodesis for any of our patients, showing that a total arthroplasty could be a option for treatment in knee ankylosis.
Clinics. 2009 March; 64(3): 183–187. Full text Total Arthroplasty in Ankylosed Knees: A Case Series Gilberto Luiz Camanho

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Author/Contact: GL Camanho
Institution: Clinics
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Language: English

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