Potpourri – Recent and Relevant Literature in Distal Femur Fractures

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2022 | page: 56-59 | Clevio Desouza , Nicholas Antao


Author: Clevio Desouza [1], Nicholas Antao [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, India


Address of Correspondence
Dr. Clevio Desouza,
Department of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, India.


Distal femur fractures include fractures of the supracondylar and intercondylar region and are relatively common injuries. The goals of treatment follow AO principles of anatomic reduction of the articular surface, restoration of limb alignment, length, and rotation. Despite improvements in implant design, management of distal femur fractures remains a challenge; fractures are often comminuted, intra-articular, and involve osteoporotic bone, making fixation challenging to achieve. In the geriatric trauma population, the incidence of co-morbidities is high and may impact the therapeutic options. We have aimed to bring together all the recent advances and literature in the management of distal femur fractures through this article.

Keywords: Distal femur, Plating, Nailing, Prosthesis


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How to Cite this article: Desouza C, Antao N. Potpourri – Recent and Relevant Literature in Distal Femur Fractures. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-Jun 2022;7(1):56-59.

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