Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur Partial articular fracture, lateral condyle, sagittal simple

General considerations

In general, operative reduction and fixation of all intraarticular fractures is mandatory in order to restore good knee function.

Fractures affecting the lateral femoral condyle vary in size. Unfixable, small loose fracture fragments may need to be excised, or washed out of the knee joint.

The aim is absolute stability, with anatomical restoration of the articular surface and early active mobilization of the joint.

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