Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Partial articular fracture, medial condyle, sagittal simple - MIO - cannulated lag screws

Overview

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.

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.

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