Arthrodesis (Fusion)

Arthrodesis refers to the fusion of two or more bones in a joint. In this process, the diseased cartilage is removed, the bone ends are cut off, and the two bone ends are fused into one solid bone with metal internal fixation. There is no further motion in the joint, but it is stabilized and, most importantly, pain caused by instability is eliminated.

Patient Education Video: Complex Ankle Fusion

See also Spinal Fusion

Orthopedic Fusion Treatments

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