Kathryn Lowery and Nikolaos K Kanakaris*
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary, UKFulltext PDF
Closed reduction of a fractured distal femur is a crucial and often challenging step of Minimal Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPPO) or retrograde femoral nailing. We describe a simple, easy-to-use, reproducible and efficient technique facilitating the intra-operative reduction of complex distal femoral fractures (AO/OTA type 33A-B-C, as well as peri-prosthetic fractures) using a cannulated screw and cerclage wire traction technique.
Lowery K, Kanakaris NK. Controlling the Distal Femoral Metaphysis for Fracture Reduction: A Technical Note. Ann Trauma Acute Care. 2018; 2(2): 1014.