alexa Knee Arthrodesis in Severe Injured Knee Joints
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Journal of Trauma & Treatment
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Case Report

Knee Arthrodesis in Severe Injured Knee Joints

Lukas Zak, Thomas M Tiefenboeck and Gerald E Wozasek*
Medical University of Vienna, Department of Trauma Surgery, Waehringerguertel, Vienna, Austria
Corresponding Author : Gerald E. Wozasek
Medical University Vienna
Department of Trauma Surgery
Waehringerguertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +4314040059020
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 23, 2015; Accepted January 18, 2016; Published January 21, 2016
Citation: Zak L, Tiefenboeck TM, Wozasek GE (2016) Knee Arthrodesis in Severe Injured Knee Joints. J Trauma Treat 5:281. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000281
Copyright: © 2016 Zak L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


In this report we present our experiences with knee arthrodesis nails as a secondary salvage procedure after severe knee injuries at a level-one trauma centre. Exemplary two cases of subtotal amputation are discussed. Both cases, of totally destroyed knee joints, were treated with a unilateral external fixator, shortening and secondary bifocal distraction osteogenesis. In one case nailing after lengthening (NAL) was performed and in the second case nailing had to be performed as fracture treatment 20 years after bony consolidation at the docking site.


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