Supracondylar fractures of the femur above total knee arthroplasties with cortical allograft struts.

Ten supracondylar fractures of the femur above a total knee arthroplasty were treated with open reduction and internal fixation using a metal plate and cortical allograft struts. Failure with nonunion of previous operative treatments was seen in 5 patients. The other 5 patients had either severe osteopenia or comminution of the fracture above the knee… CONTINUE READING