Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Complete articular fracture, simple articular, simple methaphyseal

General considerations

All intraarticular fractures require open operative reduction and internal fixation.
It is imperative to confirm whether or not the articular injury is simple or multifragmentary, because the DCS and blade plate are contraindicated in multifragmentary articular injuries as they may disrupt the complex articular injury as they are inserted.

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