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Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

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Chris Colton, Richard Buckley

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Patient assessment

In diagnosis of a distal femur fracture it must first be determined whether or not there is an articular injury. In order to determine this, traction radiographs and/or CT scans with 3D reconstruction are helpful. In a nonarticular injury, the key challenges will be reduction against deforming forces and fixation of the distal femoral block (particularly in osteoporosis).