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Bruno Peirone

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Amy Kapatkin

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Noel Moens

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32-B3 Diaphyseal fractures with one or more non reconstructible wedges


32-B3 are diaphyseal fractures with one or more non-reconstructible wedges.


General considerations

32-B type fractures are wedge fractures of the femoral diaphysis. They differ from the C-Type fractures by the fact that, once reconstructed, the two main fragments have direct contact with each other.

B type fractures are typically caused by a combination of bending and compression forces. They may occur after a fall from height, being kicked or following blunt trauma. Depending on the amount of energy causing the fracture, there may be more or less comminution.