Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Focus: Hip, Knee, & Lower Extremity
Introduces the rationale for using an intramedullary nail in knee arthrodesis for difficult cases, such as infection after total knee arthroplasty. Compares preoperative and postoperative radiographs and suggest that the procedure may improve tibiofemoral alignment. Demonstrates positioning, fluoroscopic visualization, approach, guide wire placement, reaming, nail insertion, and proximal cross-locking with a screw.