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Knee Arthrodesis


Knee arthrodesis is a fusion surgery where your surgeon connects your thigh bone to your shin bone. The benefit of knee arthrodesis is by fusing the upper and lower leg bones together, the surgeon forms a stable and immobile joint. While you lose some flexibility and motion in your leg(s), you also lose all of the pain with it. Another benefit of knee fusion surgery is that it’s a permanent solution to conditions such as trauma, chronic infection, failed knee replacement, and the joint becoming non-functional.