Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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Rim plate fixation for a rare fracture pattern of the lateral femoral condyle: A case report

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Department of Orthopedics, Shangyu People’s Hospital of Shaoxing, Shaoxing, China

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Department of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Ningbo NO.6 Hospital, Zhejiang, China

AOTT 2024; 58: 73-76
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2023.23108
Read: 259 Downloads: 152 Published: 28 February 2024

Osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle caused by lateral patella dislocation have been rarely reported. The AO/OTA Classification is not suitable for this uncommon injury. Comminution of the anterior cartilage surface of the lateral condyle with bone impaction is challenging to reduce and repair accurately, leading to uncertainty in joint function recovery. The treatment for this rare fracture is not commonly reported. We, herein, report a unique case where the lateral condyle osteochondral fracture occurred alongside patellar dislocation and instability of the patellofemoral joint. Autogenous bone grafting, open reduction, and internal fixation with a rim plate resulted in a satisfactory outcome.

Cite this article as: Xu H, Xu D, Lu Y, Lin J. Rim plate fixation for a rare fracture pattern of the lateral femoral condyle: A case report. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc., 2024;58(1):73-76.

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