Sagittal Unicondylar Fracture of the Femur on Nail of Küntscher

Tchatchuang Paul Urich Tambekou, Batarabadja Bakriga, Noufanangue Kombate, Atchi Walla, Anani Abalo, Assang Michel Dossim
2017 Open Journal of Orthopedics  
Unicondylar fractures of the femur on osteosynthesis equipment are a particular entity in terms of the lesion mechanisms and therapeutic difficulties. We report this case because of its exceptional nature and discuss the mechanism of occurrence. It was a lateral sagittal unicondylar fracture of the femur on a nail of Küntscher that had been laid for medio-diaphyseal fracture. The causal mechanism was direct. A double screwing on each side of the nail after an open reduction followed by an early
more » ... ollowed by an early rehabilitation was carried out. Consolidation was obtained at 3 months and the nail removed at 18 months with a good functional knee result. Anatomical reduction and fixation allowing early rehabilitation represent a guarantee for a good long-term result.
doi:10.4236/ojo.2017.77021 fatcat:uk6vmurhencwdceg2ctnqmb65q