Arthodesis (Orthopedic)

Body Area: Legs / Feet
Body Parts: Knees
Symptoms: Inability to Bear Weight
Arthrodesis is commonly known as joint fusion. If other treatment options have not provided pain relief, arthrodesis may be suggested by the surgeon. An implant such as a pin, plate, or rod will be screwed into the bones to hold them together until they fuse. Bone grafts are sometimes used as a part of this procedure. Arthrodesis can be performed on ankles, wrists, fingers, toes, or even your spine.