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Knee Arthrodesis


  1. failed knee replacement (most common)

    • better fusion rate following failed condylar components (80%) than failed hinged prostheses (55%)

  2. uncontrollable septic arthritis with complete joint destruction

  3. young patient with severe articular & ligamentous damage

  4. neuropathic joint disease


  1. bilateral knee disease

  2. ipsilateral ankle or hip disease

  3. severe segmental bone loss

  4. contralateral leg amputation

Ideal Position:

  • 10-15 degrees flexion

  • 0-7 degrees valgus

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