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Distal Femoral Epiphyseal Fractures
[OCOSH Code: D005264 208578003 S72.4 WI_FR_F_SC_EP]

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Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures Wheeless

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- account for approx 5% of all physeal fractures;
- displacement in sagittal plane is assoc with Neuro/Vascular injury in popliteal fossa and instability on closed reduction;
- common mechanism is hyperextension causing anterior displacement of epiphysis;
- displacement in coronal plane is not assoc with other injuries, & joint may be stable...
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