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Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Executive Editor

Chris Colton

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Partial articular, frontal/coronal, trochlea

This fracture type is classified by the AO/OTA as 13B3.2.

Trochlear fractures are difficult to see on radiographs. Computed tomography - with 3D reconstruction - is particularly useful for understanding the fracture anatomy.
There is often complex articular comminution.