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Arthrodesis Wheeless

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Description: Discussion: - hip fusions acn occur spontaneously following childhood sepsis or after ORIF of acetabular fractures (secondary to heterotopic bone).
- they also occur spontaneously due to ankylosing spondylitis;
- surgical fusions are performed for young adults with advanced arthritis;
- indications:
- desire to return to near-normal physical activity with manual labor;
- 20 yrs years after surgery, 80% of pts w/ hip arthrodesis performed at relatively young age were working & satisfied w/ their results;
- relief of pain;
- young male;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Tue Feb 19 2008