Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Partial articular fracture, lateral condyle, sagittal fragmentary - ORIF - lag screws

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Glossary

Lateral parapatellar approach

Lateral parapatellar approach

The lateral parapatellar approach provides a good view of the articular surface of the distal femur. With a longitudinal division of the quadriceps tendon and extensor mechanism, the patella can be dislocated medially.

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Lateral/anterolateral approach

Lateral/anterolateral approach

The lateral approach to the distal femur allows for visualization, reduction and fixation of simple articular fractures of the distal femur.

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v1.0 2008-12-03