Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Complete articular fracture, multifragmentary articular

General considerations

All intraarticular fractures require open operative reduction and internal fixation.
The DCS, the angled blade plate and the retrograde IM nail are contraindicated in these injuries because their insertion into the condylar mass may disrupt the complex articular injury.

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