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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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Rajiv Kaul,
Military Hospital Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_67_20

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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