Diagnosis

Multifragmentary fracture, fragmentary segmental (AO/OTA 32C3)

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Fragmentary segmental fractures result from very severe injury to the femur. These fractures normally result from high energy motor vehicle trauma and are often open fractures.

Options
1. Proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(i)) 
2. Pure diaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(j)) 
3. Distal diaphyseal-metaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(k)) 

1. Proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(i)) 

(AO/OTA 32C3(i))

(AO/OTA 32C3(i))

Multifragmentary segmental fractures of the proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal femoral shaft are classified as 32C3(i) fractures.

2. Pure diaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(j)) 

(AO/OTA 32C3(j))

(AO/OTA 32C3(j))

Multifragmentary segmental fractures of the pure diaphyseal femoral shaft are classified as 32C3(j) fractures.

(AO/OTA 32C3(j))

(AO/OTA 32C3(j))

3. Distal diaphyseal-metaphyseal (AO/OTA 32C3(k)) 

(AO/OTA 32C3(k))

(AO/OTA 32C3(k))

Multifragmentary segmental fractures of the distal diaphyeal-meatphyseal femoral shaft are classified as 32C3(k) fractures.