Complex Open Distal Femur Fracture Managed By Primary Autogenous Fibular Graft in Conjunction with DFLP- A Case Report RD01-RD03
Dr. Radhe shyam Garg,
Professor and Incharge, Orthopaedic Unit 3, Department of Orthopaedics, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital,
Government Medical College, Amritsar, India.
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Fractures of the distal part of the femur account for 7% of all femoral fractures. They are complex injuries that are difficult to manage; despite advances in technique and improved implants, treatment remains a challenge in many situations. An 18-year-old boy presented with an open fracture of the femur with bone loss. After initial emergency management, patient was given skeletal traction and kept on bohler braun splint. Regular antiseptic dressings of loosely stitched wound were done and intravenous antibiotics given. After 2 weeks when wound healed and twice cultures from wound site were negative, the fractured femur was stabilized with a dflp along with an autogenous free fibular graft and cortico-cancellous graft to bridge the bone defect. At one-year follow-up, fracture united with incorporation of free fibular graft. An autogenous free fibular graft in conjunction with a dflp is a viable option to manage bone defects in complicated supracondylar fractures of the femur.