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Supracondylar Femoral Fractures Wheeless

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Description: Mechanism: axial load to a flexed knee;
- Bimodal distribution:
- low energy fractures involving older females (often these patients have severe osteoporosis);
- high energy fractures involving younger males;
- associated injuries:
- vascular Injury: 2-3% (similar to vessel injury in knee dislocations)
- knee ligament injuries: 20% (most commonly the ACL)
- tibial plateau fractures are also common;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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