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Ther Umsch. 2003 Dec;60(12):757-61.

[New minimally invasive methods of stabilizing distal femoral fractures].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Chirurgische Klinik A, Kantonsspital Luzern, Luzern.


New, minimally invasive methods of stabilizing distal femur fractures offer the advantage of superior bone healing rates and lower infection rates despite of a decreased necessity of bone grafts. In comparison to conventional plating, the employed indirect reduction method does not lead to an increase in postoperative malalignments. The Less Invasive Stabilizing System (LISS) and the Distal Femur Nail (DFN) are introduced as examples of these new methods of stabilization. Although bone biology is widely respected by these new implants and operation techniques, distal femur fractures remain a serious injury, often resulting in subnormal function.

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