Arthroscopic Reduction and Internal Fixation of Femoral Head Fractures

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Abstract

Summary:

Displaced femoral head fractures often require open reduction and internal fixation. This article describes 3 cases of displaced large-fragment femoral head fractures (OTA 31-C1.3) that were treated by arthroscopic reduction and internal fixation, which was accomplished using an anterolateral viewing portal, an anterior portal, and an accessory distal anterior working portal. By 3 months postoperatively, all 3 patients had returned to full function. Therefore, we conclude that an arthroscopic approach results in stable fixation and early joint motion, thereby effectively treating displaced femoral head fractures in a minimally invasive manner.

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