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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 1, issue 1
J. Bone Joint Infect., 1, 17–19, 2016
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.13933
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 1, 17–19, 2016
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.13933
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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 Ann-Sophie Neuts et al.
  • University Hospitals of UZ Pellenberg, KUL, Leuven, Belgium

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.

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