Arthroscopy-assisted treatment of Hoffa fracture associated with ipsilateral femoral shaft, tibial eminence and Malgaigne fractures

Akan K., AKGÜN U., Poyanli O., Unay K.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.48, no.5, pp.602-606, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2014.2786
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.602-606
  • Keywords: Eminence fracture, femoral fracture, hoffa fracture, malgaigne fracture, retrograde femoral nail
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Hoffa fracture associated with ipsilateral femoral shaft fractures is a rare clinical entity. We present a previously unreported multi-trauma case with a unique fracture combination of ipsilateral Hoffa, tibial eminence, femoral shaft and Malgaigne fractures. The Malgaigne fracture was treated non-operatively while the other three fractures were operated with arthroscopic and assisted techniques. Despite the use of minimally invasive techniques, the patient experienced postoperative soft tissue problems. In follow-up, all fractures healed with a good functional outcome. The application of a minimally invasive technique in such a high-energy trauma is crucial for prevention of soft tissue complications.