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This surgical procedure to fuse a joint e.g. the knee. The femur and tibia become then like one long bone.

The joint is permanently fused by removing the cartilage of the joint sufaces and placing bone graft in the joint; the joint can be stabilized using metal implants so that the bone can heal together


* Arthro= joint
* Desis = fusion of
* Arthrodesis is the fusion of a joint.

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