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


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2014.2786
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.602-606

Abstract

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.