Nail Fusion SK
Knee – Revision
Secondary arthrodesis is the only surgical option for stabilizing the joint and thus maintaining use of the extremity following, for example, failure of knee prostheses/osteosyntheses with loss of function of the extensor apparatus. Implantation of the LINK Endo-Model® arthrodesis nail leads to primary stability, which makes possible rapid, load bearing mobilization for the patient. It is also possible to limit loss of leg length.
The LINK Endo-Model® arthrodesis nail is inserted operatively like a constrained knee endoprosthesis with a stem, targeting topical antibiosis in the case of infection via its cementing. It comprises a femoral and a tibial component. A special coupling mechanism ensures stable linkage of both components. It is obtainable both as a cemented and as a cementless* version.
The stems of the cemented version are tapered, but have three surfaces for ensuring rotation in the cement bed. The femoral stems are anatomically curved directly after the coupling mechanism. Centering stars bring about correct intramedullary positioning at the respective nail end.
*The cementless Tilastan® version is only available as a special design in a right or left version for patients with nickel allergies. Its cross-section exhibits circumferential, tapered, longitudinally serrated stems.
LINK® Endo-Model® Knee Fusion Nail SK, cemented
- Right/left version
- Made from CoCrMo or Tilastan®
- Femoral and tibial components
- With centering stars made from polyethylene
- With two safety screws including UHMWPE plugs
Answers to Your Questions
How do I arrange a demo?
If you're interested in finding out more or seeing a demo of this product then please contact your local territory manager or get in touch via the form below.
How quickly can I recieve a loan kit?
Our standard loan kit delivery is next day. We can deliver pre 12 or pre 9 if specified at the time of booking. Same day delivery can be arranged on request but please contact us to find out more.
How do I find my local Territory Manager?
Our territory managers can be found on our Team page above. There you will find their email and phone number. If you're unsure which territory you fall in to then please contact us via the form below.
Do you create custom made products?
Custom made is an integral part of Waldemar Link. Our dedicated team of experts and engineers have produced more than 35,000 custom made prostheses to date. We are happy to discuss any case and offer our best solution. Please check out our custom made page (under products) above for more info or get in touch with your local territory manager. We'd love to hear from you.
Where are Link based?
Link UK is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and we are a subsidiary of Waldemar Link. Head office and our factory are located close to Hamburg, Germany.