Abduction injuries of the distal femoral epiphysis

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1976 Mar-Apr;(115):189-94.


Based on a follow-up study of 15 distal femoral epiphyseal fractures, the following conclusions are drawn: Closed reduction with cross pinning of the distal femoral epiphysis provided slightly better results and prevented loss of reduction; angulation deformity, requiring corrective surgery occurred in four patients, two of whom had initial anatomical reductions; significant leg length inequality was not seen; abduction injuries of the distal femoral epiphysis are not uncommon in teenage football players.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Child
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery
  • Femoral Fractures / therapy*
  • Femur Head / injuries*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Football*
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Traction