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Total Arthroplasty in Ankylosed Knees
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.
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.
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.
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): 183â€“187. Full text
Total Arthroplasty in Ankylosed Knees: A Case Series
Gilberto Luiz Camanho
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: GL Camanho
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Added: Thu Jun 17 2010