Calcaneal plate fixation of distal femoral fractures

D W Hohman, J Affonso, J Budny, M J Anders
American Journal of Orthopedics 2012, 41 (3): 140-3
Open reduction and internal fixation constitute the standard of care for management of displaced distal femoral condylar fractures. The techniques most commonly used include conventional and locked plating with the primary goal of articular surface congruency. However, a specific implant for the isolated medial femoral condyle fracture is lacking. We report the use of a calcaneal plate as a novel technique for managing medial and lateral femoral condylar fractures.

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