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Knee. 2010 Jun;17(3):181-6. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2009.10.011. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Peri-articular fractures of the knee: an update on current issues.

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  • 1Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Clarendon Wing Level A, Great George Street, Leeds, United Kingdom.


Peri-articular fractures of the knee in the young and elderly pose several management dilemmas. Over the last decade enormous interest has been generated in various fixation modalities, none proving to be an ideal stabilisation method. The problem is compounded by a lack of well-designed studies comparing various treatment options. In this article, the issues surrounding the diagnostic and management strategies of peri-articular fractures of the knee are discussed.

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