Wedge, intact, middle 1/3

In intact wedge fractures there are three fragments, a proximal, a distal and a wedge fragment. After reduction there is some contact between the proximal and distal fragments.
Wedge fractures often result from moderate injury to the femur. The mechanism is a bending force, usually three points.

Proximal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32B2(a)) 

(AO/OTA 32B2(a))

(AO/OTA 32B2(a))

(AO/OTA 32B2(a))

(AO/OTA 32B2(a))

Intact wedge fractures in the proximal third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32B2(a) fractures.

Middle 1/3 (AO/OTA 32B2(b)) 

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

(AO/OTA 32B2(b))

Intact wedge fractures in the middle third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32B2(b) fractures.

Distal 1/3 (AO/OTA 32B2(c)) 

(AO/OTA 32B2(c))

(AO/OTA 32B2(c))

(AO/OTA 32B2(c))

(AO/OTA 32B2(c))

Intact wedge fractures in the distal third of the femoral shaft are classified as 32B2(c) fractures.

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