J Bone Jt Infect 2016; 1:17-19. doi:10.7150/jbji.13933
Short Research Communication
Extraction of the Wichita Fusion Nail after Knee Arthrodesis
University Hospitals of UZ Pellenberg, KUL, Leuven, Belgium
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
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