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
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
,
Anthony A. Stans
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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15. Dezember 2017

07. Januar 2018

Publikationsdatum:
28. Februar 2018 (online)

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.