Winquist classification of femoral shaft fractures

Case contributed by Dr Samir Benoudina

Winquist classification of femoral shaft fractures

Case Discussion

Type 0: no comminution or a small butterfly fragment less than 25 % of the bone.

Type I: small butterfly fragment less than 25 % of the bone.

Type II: butterfly fragment 50 % or less of the width of the bone

Type III: comminuted with a large butterfly fragment greater than 50 % of the width

Type IV: Severe comminution of an entire segment of bone (segmental comminution)

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