IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 25
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014,India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Dr Dumbre PatilS S

Authors Affiliation: Noble Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, Pune. India



We have studied a consistent fracture pattern which is between B2 and B3 of AO classification.

Here Distal Medial femoral condyle fracture is  in oblique plane with intra articular part in saggital plane and extraarticular part is in coronal plane posteriorly with metaphysis beak. This is in different plane than hoffas fracture.( in Hoffas fracture Fracture is only in coronal plane.)

In bicondylar fractures , this fracture can be fixed from lateral approach with Interfragmentary screw from lateral to medial side.

But when this extra articular beak is short ,(in bicondylar or only medial condylar fracture)- it needs posterior buttressing with plate for stable fixation and early mobilization.

Incidence of this fracture pattern is not described in standard English literature. But this fracture pattern needs to be identified as , inadequate fixation of this fragment may result in loss of reduction, Arthritis or Stiffness.

We report a series of cases where posteromedial distal femoral codyle was fixed with buttress plate.

How to Cite this Abstract
Dumbre PatilS S. Need of Buttress Plating for Posteromedial Distal Femur Condyle Fractures. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):25.