knee replacement after knee fusion ? : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

I am in my 20s and had a knee fusion done when I was a child due to an accident, my knee was fused with a plate and a nail put in my knee. I am still satisfied with the functional outcome of the knee fusion, I just wonder what technology can offer today and whether this might be an option for me some time in the future. Thanks.

-- Sandra S. (, July 10, 2002


Knee replacement after knee fusion is challenging and not yet a reliable procedure.

If the functional outcome is satisfactory, I would not recommend surgery at this time. Future technology may hold some opportunity.

-- Errol Bennett, M.D. (, October 28, 2002.

diabetic who need a knee replacement

-- maxinedunlap (, October 14, 2003.

i had a knee fusion due to an accident and i will do everything in my power to find a way to get in unfused just keep trying check with a joint fusion just keep trying...

-- lissette sivels (, February 13, 2004.

I am in my fithteen year after undergoing an athrodisis to my right knee. I now experience frequent sharp pains where my knee cap once was. Is it possible for the athrodisis to break up,and if s what can be done.

-- alexander montgomery (, June 01, 2004.

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