Segmental Comminuted Open Supracondylar Fracture of the Distal Femur

  • Kosaku Mizuno


This is a case report of a 37-year-old housewife who was involved in a traffic accident on November 9, 1986, sustaining major trauma to the right leg. She was brought to the emergency room of a hospital within an hour. According to the orthopaedic surgeon in charge of her initial care, the injury was diagnosed as a Type III [1] open contaminated fracture of the femur communicating with the knee joint. Nerve and distal vascular supply were intact. The 10 cm × 1.5 cm transverse wound crossing the suprapatellar area contained glass fragments and pieces of clothing.


Knee Joint Bone Defect External Fixator Distal Femur Knee Motion 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kosaku Mizuno
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKobe University School of MedicineKobeJapan

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