The "swashbuckler": A modified anterior approach for fractures of the distal femur

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Abstract

A modified anterior approach to the distal femur is presented. The approach allows surgical exposure of the entire articular surface of the distal femur. The quadriceps muscle bellies are spared during the approach. The skin incision used will not interfere with subsequent total knee arthroplasty, if post-traumatic arthritis develops and arthroplasty is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-140
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Distal femur
  • Surgical exposures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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