Arthrodesis of the knee using cannulated screws

H. C. Lim, Ji Hoon Bae, C. R. Hur, Jong-Keon Oh, S. H. Han

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We retrospectively evaluated eight patients who underwent arthrodesis of the knee using cannulated screws. There were six women and two men, with a mean age of 53 years. The indications for arthrodesis were failed total knee arthroplasty, septic arthritis, tuberculosis, and recurrent persistent infection. Solid union was achieved in all patients at a mean of 6.1 months. One patient required autogenous bone graft for delayed union. One suffered skin necrosis which was treated with skin grafting. The mean limb-length discrepancy was 3.1 cm. On a visual analogue scale, the mean pain score improved from 7.9 to 3.3. According to the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome score quality of life items, the mean score improved from 38.3 pre-operatively to 76.6 at follow-up. Cannulated screws provide a high rate of union in arthrodesis of the knee with minimal complications, patient convenience, and a simple surgical technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 1

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Knee Injuries
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Infectious Arthritis
Skin Transplantation
Knee Osteoarthritis
Visual Analog Scale
Tuberculosis
Necrosis
Extremities
Quality of Life
Transplants
Bone and Bones
Pain
Skin
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Arthrodesis of the knee using cannulated screws. / Lim, H. C.; Bae, Ji Hoon; Hur, C. R.; Oh, Jong-Keon; Han, S. H.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, Vol. 91, No. 2, 01.02.2009, p. 180-184.

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Lim, H. C. ; Bae, Ji Hoon ; Hur, C. R. ; Oh, Jong-Keon ; Han, S. H. / Arthrodesis of the knee using cannulated screws. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B. 2009 ; Vol. 91, No. 2. pp. 180-184.
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