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Arthrodesis of the Infected Knee Joint with the Ilizarov External Fixator: an Analysis of 13 Cases.

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Summary of "Arthrodesis of the Infected Knee Joint with the Ilizarov External Fixator: an Analysis of 13 Cases."

Knee joint infections with pronounced joint destruction, soft tissue and bone involvement are serious diseases in which not only the joint but also the entire extremity are directly endangered. What results can be achieved with the Ilizarov external fixator for septic knee arthrodesis?

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Name: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie
ISSN: 1864-6743
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