Distal Femoral Non-union

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Nikolaos K. Kanakaris


Previous stabilized distal femoral fracture that failed to progress to union.

Early implant failure.

Non-union associated with pain and impaired knee function.


Image Intensifier Iliac Crest Bone Graft Distal Femoral Fracture Plate Holder Autologous Iliac Crest Bone 
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Further Reading

  1. Kanakaris NK, Lasanianos N, Calori GM, Verdonk R, Blokhuis TJ, Cherubino P, et al. Application of bone morphogenetic proteins to femoral non-unions: a 4-year multicentre experience. Injury. 2009;40 Suppl 3:S54–61.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Schandelmaier P, Partenheimer A, Koenemann B, Grün OA, Krettek C. Distal femoral fractures and LISS stabilization. Injury. 2001;32 Suppl 3:SC55–63.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Calori GM, Tagliabue L, Gala L, D’Imporzano M, Peretti G, Albisetti W. Application of rhBMP-7 and platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of long bone non-unions: a prospective randomised clinical study on 120 patients. Injury. 2008;39(12):1391–402.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Giannoudis PV. Fracture healing and bone regeneration: autologous bone grafting or BMPs? Injury. 2009;40(12):1243–4.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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