J Knee Surg 2018; 31(06): 486-489
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1627465
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Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures

Ernest Y. Young
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Anthony A. Stans
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication History

15 December 2017

07 January 2018

Publication Date:
28 February 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Physeal fractures of the distal femoral are rare injuries accounting for less than 2% of all physeal injuries, and tend to have a worse prognosis than similar injuries in other locations. This article reviews the evaluation (including imaging), classification, and treatment of these injuries, and discusses their most important complications and their management, including vascular injury and growth arrest.