ISSN 0009-479X


Published: 2014-07-21

Outcomes for high-energy distal femur articular fractures

Piotr Piekarczyk, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Piotr Kuczmera, Krzysztof Piątkowski, Agata Piekoszewska

(Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland)

Pol Orthop Traumatol 2014; 79:112-117

ID: 890573

Background: Distal femur fractures are relatively rare injuries that usually require surgical treatment. Angular-stable plates allowing for anatomical repositioning and stable fixation of splinters, particularly in articular fractures, are commonly used in such cases. The goal of the study was to analyze the outcomes of the surgical treatment of high-energy articular fractures of distal femur.
Material and Methods: The study included 22 patients treated in years 2007–2013. The average follow-up period was 39.5 months. The range of knee motion was recorded during follow-up visits. Treatment outcomes are presented using the Prichett’s criteria as well as using IKDC and KOOS scores. Bone union and lower limb axial deformity were assessed using X-ray images.
Results: The average range of motion was...

Keywords: Hip Joint, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Femur

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