What is Knee ankylosis?

Knee Ankylosis is severe stiffening and abnormal adhesion of the knee joint. As the joint becomes more rigid, this condition significantly limits range of motion at the joint and is associated with pain and discomfort.


Knee Ankylosis may be the result of an injury, disease, or previous surgery of the knee. The amount of ankylosis can be variable (ie the amount of motion in the joint) and may be caused by inflammation of the fibrous tissues inside or outside the knee joint.


  • Very little to no range of motion at the knee joint
  • Sore or dull pain in or surrounding the knee
  • Swelling of the joint


Understanding the underlying causes and properly diagnosing your condition is the first step to treatment. We then provide a holistic approach to helping patients and their families through their surgical journey. Properly supporting you and/or your child, while educating you on the details helps us ensure the most successful outcomes possible. Our hands on, team approach makes patients feel supported throughout the whole treatment process.

To learn more about your condition and receive a diagnosis, schedule a virtual consultation with one of our experienced orthopedic doctors. During this consultation, all your questions will be answered as our specialists guide you through the evaluation process.

Conservative treatment

  • Physiotherapy and exercise
  • Pain relieving medications
  • Corticosteroids

Surgical treatment


Judet Quadricepsplasty

Case studies

5 year old girl with habitual dislocation of the knee
28 year old man with big trauma to knee


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At the Canadian Limb Lengthening Centre we offer complex deformity correction and limb lengthening surgeries performed by experienced surgeons with the most up to date technologies. When it comes to your care, and treatment of deformity and limb length discrepancy, our surgeons have extensive training and experience.