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33B2.1/.2   Partial articular fracture, medial condyle, sagittal simple

General considerations

These simple articular fractures may run through the notch or through the condylar load-bearing surface.

Partial articular fractures of the medial condyle in the sagittal plane commonly result from a varus stress, combined with a rotational component. These fractures are not common. They may be associated with ligamentous injuries to the knee. They are challenging to fix in osteoporotic bone. 

33B2.1 Simple, through the notch

33B2.1 Simple, through the notch

X-ray taken from Orozco R et al, (1998) Atlas of Internal Fixation. Used with kind permission.

33B2.1 Simple, through the notch – X-ray

33B2.2 Simple, through the condylar load-bearing surface

33B2.2 Simple, through the condylar load-bearing surface

X-ray taken from Orozco R et al, (1998) Atlas of Internal Fixation. Used with kind permission.

33B2.2 Simple, through the condylar load-bearing surface – X-ray