Knee arthrodesis with simultaneous lengthening using the Ilizarov method Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Computer Simulation
  • Knee Joint
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Osteoarthritis

abstract

  • Knee arthrodesis with simultaneous lengthening can be performed successfully using the Ilizarov method. It enables surgeons to optimize limb length during knee arthrodesis. The use of external fixation and the avoidance of internal implants may be advantageous in the presence of or history of infection. The Ilizarov frame provides stability that allows weight bearing during treatment.

publication date

  • March 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005131-200503000-00004

PubMed ID

  • 15758670

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 171

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 19

number

  • 3