Surgical treatment of displaced, comminuted fractures of the distal end of the femur. An extensile approach

R. D. Mize, R. W. Bucholz, D. P. Grogan

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Abstract

Thirty supracondylar and intercondylar fractures of the femur in twenty-eight patients were reduced and stabilized with ASIF techniques. After an average follow-up of 28.5 months, the results were good or excellent in twenty-four limbs. An extensile surgical exposure with elevation of the tibial tuberosity was used successfully in eight limbs to facilitate the exposure of multiplanar intra-articular fractures. Close attention to the surgical details is necessary to avoid the potential complications of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-879
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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