[Osteochondral fractures of the distal femur].

  title={[Osteochondral fractures of the distal femur].},
  author={Oliver Weber and Hans Goost and K. M. Ahsan Kabir and Andreas Florczyk and Dieter Christian Wirtz and Christof Burger},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie},
  volume={145 4},
BACKGROUND Chondral or osteochondral avulsions of the lateral distal femur edge after luxation of the patella are well known. Less common are impression fractures of the retropatellar joint or the lateral trochlea. Furthermore, on standard knee X-rays these injuries may not be seen and thus not properly be treated. By presenting our cases we show clinical symptoms, diagnostic pathways and the therapeutic approach for osteochondral fractures of the distal femur. MATERIALS AND METHODS The first… CONTINUE READING