Meniscal injury associated with femoral shaft fractures. An arthroscopic evaluation of incidence.

@article{Vangsness1993MeniscalIA,
  title={Meniscal injury associated with femoral shaft fractures. An arthroscopic evaluation of incidence.},
  author={C Thomas Vangsness and J Decampos and Philip Merritt and Donald A Wiss},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={207-9}
}
We studied 47 patients with closed, displaced, diaphyseal fractures of the femur caused by blunt trauma, to determine the incidence of associated knee injuries, particularly of the meniscus. After femoral nailing, all patients had an examination under anaesthesia and an arthroscopy. There were 12 medial meniscal injuries (5 tears) and 13 injuries of the lateral meniscus (8 tears). Ten of the 13 tears were in the posterior third of the meniscus, and two patients had tears of both menisci… CONTINUE READING

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