• M. E. Müller
  • M. Allgöwer
  • H. Willenegger


The technique of compression arthrodesis has opened up for the skillful orthopedic surgeon procedures which a few years ago could not even be imagined. Plaster fixation is no longer necessary and after compression arthrodesis of the hip or the knee joint, the patient can be mobilized within a few days and partial weight bearing begun. After compression arthrodesis of the shoulder or the wrist, the patient usually regains active use of the limb within a few days.


Osteoarthritis Stein Crest Verse Calcis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Allgöwer
    • 3
    • 4
  • H. Willenegger
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.University of Berne Medical SchoolBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of OrthopaedicsUniversity of BerneBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of Basle Medical SchoolBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Dept. of SurgeryUniversity of BasleBaselSwitzerland
  5. 5.University of Basle Medical SchoolLiestalSwitzerland
  6. 6.Dept. of SurgeryLiestalSwitzerland

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