International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.3 / 10

Management of Comminuted Distal Femur Fracture with Fibular Strut Graft: A Case Report

Dr. M. Madhusudhan Reddy [3] | Dr. U. Rama Manohar | Dr. N. Jagadeep | Dr. Jyothish Yempalla

Abstract: Comminuted distal femur fractures present a challenging scenario in orthopedic trauma management due to the complexity of fracture patterns and compromised bone stock. Various surgical techniques have been employed to achieve stable fixation and promote fracture healing. This case report presents the management of a comminuted distal femur fracture using a fibular strut graft as an adjunct to fixation. A 42-year-old male presented with a fracture of the distal femur following a motor vehicle accident. The surgical intervention involved open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using a locking compression plate (LCP) supplemented with a fibular strut graft harvested from the ipsilateral fibula. Radiographic and clinical assessments demonstrated successful fracture union and functional recovery at six-month follow-up. This case highlights the efficacy of fibular strut grafts in managing comminuted distal femur fractures, providing structural support, and promoting osseous healing.

Keywords: Comminuted distal femur fracture, fibular strut graft, open reduction and internal fixation, orthopedic trauma, case report

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 824 - 827

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