Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Partial articular fracture, frontal/coronal, posterior condyle(s)

General considerations

Posterior condylar fractures are serious intraarticular injuries in the weight bearing area of the knee joint. Direct open reduction for displaced fractures is mandatory to restore knee function. These fractures are technically challenging to reduce. It is not possible to treat these fractures by minimally invasive techniques.

The aim is anatomical restoration of the articular surface and early active mobilization of the joint.

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v1.0 2008-12-03