J Bone Jt Infect 2016; 1:17-19. doi:10.7150/jbji.13933

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Extraction of the Wichita Fusion Nail after Knee Arthrodesis

Ann-Sophie Neuts, Johan Lammens, Jose Stuyck

University Hospitals of UZ Pellenberg, KUL, Leuven, Belgium

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Neuts AS, Lammens J, Stuyck J. Extraction of the Wichita Fusion Nail after Knee Arthrodesis. J Bone Jt Infect 2016; 1:17-19. doi:10.7150/jbji.13933. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v01p0017.htm

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Abstract

To avoid a new exposition and partial damage of a knee arthrodesis site due to the removal of the Wichita fusion nail (WFN), a new extraction technique was developed, using a femoral osteotomy at the proximal end of the nail. Fixing the osteotomy with an Ilizarov frame offered the possibility to perform an additional correction of length and/or alignment if necessary.

Keywords: Wichita fusion nail, knee arthrodesis