Eleven patients were treated by arthrodesis with dual compression plates
after failed total knee arthroplasty. All patients had a solid fusion, at
an average of 5.6 months after the operation. The complications included
one femoral stress fracture and one persistent infection, both of which
were treated successfully. Fixation with dual compression plates is a
useful technique for the salvage of a failed total knee arthroplasty, even
when the patient has an infection. Staggering of the plates may help to
prevent late stress fractures.