Albert's operation

Albert's operation

An obsolete surgical arthrodesis of the knee performed by Albert in 1878; there are three types of arthrodesis of the knee:
(1) Compression arthrodesis with external fixation;
(2) Arthrodesis with plate fixation; and
(3) Arthrodesis with medullary fixation.
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