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Knee ligament injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures can severely influence the functional results of treatment. In a follow-up of 59 operatively treated femoral shaft fractures 18.6% of the patients revealed ligamentous damages. In all cases one or both of the cruciate ligaments were injured. Especially polytraumatized car front-seat passengers(More)
While the prognosis of intra-articular fractures of the knee joint is determined by the reconstruction of the articular surfaces, ligamentous damage and resulting joint instability is a main problem with extra-articular fractures neighbouring the knee. In a follow-up of 43 cases of A 1-3 fractures according to the AO/ASIF classification, 37.2% of the(More)
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