Arthodesis (Orthopedic)

Body Area: Legs / Feet
Body Parts: Knees
Symptoms: Stiffness
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.