Knee fusion

Sometimes the knee problem is so severe that the joint itself cannot be saved. The patient will have to decide on two difficult options - fusing the knee to permanent stiffness or amputating above the joint.
Post Reply
kyramann
MICROgeek (<20 posts)
MICROgeek (<20 posts)
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:37 pm
Contact:

Knee fusion

Post by kyramann »

Has anyone had a knee fusion as this is my 2nd last option, amputation being my last but won't do that without trying the fusion first. Just wondering about recovery and driving.
User avatar
caneguy
MICROgeek (<20 posts)
MICROgeek (<20 posts)
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:35 pm
Contact:

Re: Knee fusion

Post by caneguy »

kyramann wrote: Has anyone had a knee fusion as this is my 2nd last option, amputation being my last but won't do that without trying the fusion first. Just wondering about recovery and driving.
Hi there,
I have a knee fusion, done with an intramedullary rod. I am very happy with the outcome. I drive a car with the gas pedal on the left, because the right knee is the fused knee. Driving is not a problem at all, you may just need to change the gas pedal if the right leg will be fused! Feel free to ask.
Since 2005: wear a legbrace to keep the knee straight. I have suffered from a rare syndrome.
Around 2008: knee is now ankylosed, but not bony fusion yet
December 2009: definite, surgical knee fusion with a long nail
Post Reply

Return to “KNEE FUSION or AMPUTATION”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest