The most common indication for arthrodesis of the knee is an infection at
the site of a total knee arthroplasty.
Deficiencies in bone stock and poor bone apposition adversely affect the
success of a knee arthrodesis.
Arthrodesis of the knee can provide a stable, painless extremity for
high-functioning patients who are able to walk.
Patient function after arthrodesis of the knee is superior to that after
Conversion of a solid knee fusion to a total knee arthroplasty has a
substantial complication rate.