Arthrodesis is the surgical fusion of a joint for the treatment of painful instability of severe joint disease unresponsive to medical therapy. Indications for arthrodesis in small animals include severe degenerative joint disease secondary to ligamentous instability or trauma, intra-articular fractures, immune-mediated joint diseases, septic arthritis, joint luxations, and postural abnormalities caused by neurological dysfunction.
KeywordsArthritis Degenerative Joint Disease Crest Tempo
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