Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

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

Overview

Lateral parapatellar approach i

Lateral parapatellar approach

The lateral parapatellar approach provides a good view of the articular surface of the distal femur. With a longitudinal division of the quadriceps tendon and extensor mechanism, the patella can be dislocated medially.

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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