Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Brief report
15 Mar 2016
Brief report |  | 15 Mar 2016

Extraction of the Wichita Fusion Nail after Knee Arthrodesis

Ann-Sophie Neuts, Johan Lammens, and Jose Stuyck

Keywords: Wichita fusion nail, knee arthrodesis

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.