Fracture femur - stress view knee

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

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Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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Case Discussion

AP & LAT views: fracture of distal femur involving physis and metaphysis.

AP valgus stress view: significant opening of medial compartment of femoro-tibial joint noted suggesting significant injury/tear of medial collateral ligament.

ORIF (open reduction-internal fixation) done: significant MCL injury confirmed. End-to-end suturing done. Screw fixation for femoral fracture.

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Case Information

rID: 10748
Case created: 17th Sep 2010
Last edited: 21st Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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