Lateral femoral condyle osteochondral fracture combined to patellar dislocation: A case report

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Abstract

The authors report the case of an osteochondral fracture involving the weight-bearing portion of the lateral femoral condyle in a 23-year-old sportsman. The defect was concomitant to a lateral patellar dislocation involving a rare injury mechanism. Fixation of the osteochondral fragment was performed with bioabsorbable pins and healing was achieved within an acceptable time. Clinical and radiographic outcome at one year is highly satisfactory and bioabsorbable implant fixation reveals to be a worthwhile option in such a case. This rare lesion is diagnostically challenging and requires an adapted and prompt treatment. © 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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Callewier, A., Monsaert, A., & Lamraski, G. (2009). Lateral femoral condyle osteochondral fracture combined to patellar dislocation: A case report. Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research, 95(1), 85–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otsr.2008.07.001

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