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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-36

Uniplanar monorail fixator for knee arthrodesis in triple deformity, an effective technique

Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Roop Bhusan Kalia
Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/juoa.juoa_11_22

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Limb reconstruction system (LRS) is a preferred method of choice for limb lengthening as well as to achieve the optimum level of compression in arthrodesis, thus enhancing primary bone healing. The case of a 30-year-old female diagnosed with triple deformity of the right knee due to advanced tubercular arthritis underwent left knee arthrodesis with uniplanar bilateral LRS fixator after 2 years of illness. The patient had an optimal fusion in the postoperative period with satisfactory outcomes regarding pain and mobilization. There are lots of cases of tubercular knee that might land into advanced tubercular arthritis. Such cases can have this sort of surgical management as an effective means.

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