Current management of distal femoral fractures

Amir Alex Jahangir, William W. Cross, Andrew H. Schmidt

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Although the fundamental concepts for the management of distal femoral fractures have not changed significantly over the past several years, the advent of new implants and surgical techniques has evolved the surgical management of these fractures. Contemporary surgical options include both intramedullary nailing and open reduction and internal fixation. Locked plating systems as well as less invasive surgical approaches are now commonplace in the management of distal femoral fractures. The purpose of this review was to bring the reader up-to-date regarding new techniques for repair of distal femoral fractures, as well as new information about the outcomes of these fractures, their rehabilitation and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010


  • Distal femoral fractures
  • Supracondylar femoral fractures

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