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Knee fusion

Knee fusion

Knee fusion: Knee fusion is permanently joining the femur and tibia with screws, essentially locking the knee in place to eliminate pain.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Knee fusion

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Knee fusion:

Non-Surgical Options: Knee fusion

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Knee fusion:

Other Surgical Options: Knee fusion

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Knee fusion may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Knee fusion

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Knee fusion may include:

  • General or epidural anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Knee fusion

Possible surgical complications of Knee fusion may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Knee fusion

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Knee pain is relieved in most cases.

Knee fusion: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Knee fusion: Eight to twelve weeks.

Knee fusion: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Knee fusion) include:

  • Knee arthrodesis
  • Knee joint fusion
  • Joint fusion-knee

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