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Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol. 2012 Aug 7;4(1):28. doi: 10.1186/1758-2555-4-28.

Intra-articular corrective osteotomy for malunited Hoffa fracture: A case report.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Hoshigaoka Koseinenkin Hospital, 4-8-1 Hoshigaoka Hirakata, Osaka 573-8511, Japan. hamada-m@umin.ac.jp.


Hoffa fracture, an isolated coronal plane fracture of the posterior aspect of the femoral condyle, is known as an unstable, intra-articular fracture, and therefore, operative treatment is recommended. However, insufficient open reduction or failure of fixation may lead to malunion. We performed intra-articular corrective osteotomy for a malunited Hoffa fracture in a 31-year-old man and obtained good functional and radiographic results. This report suggests that intra-articular corrective osteotomy for malunited Hoffa fracture offers a good outcome and should be considered as salvage treatment.

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