Reconstruction of distal intercondylar femoral fractures with limited internal fixation and Ilizarov tensioned-wire external fixation

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Abstract

The technique of limited internal fixation and Ilizarov tensioned-wire external fixation to treat severely comminuted intraarticular fractures of the distal femur is illustrated. The comminuted joint surface and condylar mass are reconstructed with small-diameter screws and Steinman pins. Axial and angular alignment and augmentation of the condylar reconstruction are achieved by a tensioned-wire circular frame. The technique has successfully salvaged these severe injuries. Loss of motion of the knee is observed in all patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-195
Number of pages14
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Ilizarov fixator
  • Intraarticular fracture femur
  • Limited internal fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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