- arthrodesis with plate fixation usually employs two plates;
- two staggered dynamic compression plates-one placed medially and one placed laterally--are contoured to the knee;
- twelve-hole plate is recommended;
- above-the-knee cast is used, with weight-bearing as tolerated, until radiographs show that the arthrodesis site has united
Knee arthrodesis with a tension-band plate
Arthrodesis with dual plates after failed total knee arthroplasty.
Failed total knee arthroplasty treated by arthrodesis of the knee using the Ace-Fischer apparatus.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:53 am