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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 250-254

Buttress plate-assisted fixation for lateral hoffa fractures: A case report and review of literature

Graded Specialist, Department of Orthopaedics, Military Hospital Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Maj (Dr) Rajiv Kaul
Military Hospital Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_67_20

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The purpose of this article is to provide a review of coronal fractures of the femoral condyles, known as Hoffa fractures, and to describe a unique fixation modality entailing the use of lag screws in combination with a posterior buttress plate. This case report of a lateral Hoffa fracture focuses on the evaluation, general approach, and surgical management of this subset of distal femoral fractures using this novel technique.

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