Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur 33-Partial articular fracture, medial condyle, sagittal simple

Overview

Arthroscopic approach i

The arthroscopic approach is only recommended in minimally, or nondisplaced, fractures in young patients.

The arthroscopic approach is only recommended in minimally, or nondisplaced, fractures in young patients. Advanced experience in arthroscopic surgery is essential.

Medial parapatellar approach i

Medial parapatellar approach

Make a longitudinal, slightly oblique medial parapatellar incision along a line starting 5 cm above the superior pole of the patella to the tibial tubercle.

Safe zones i

Safe zones

Inserting percutaneous instrumentation through safe zones reduces the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.

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