High impact sports can be murder on knee joints. Among all the joints in your body, the knee joint supports the most weight. Add to that the stress and pressure of high impact sports, and you have ripe conditions for knee injury.
Distal Femur Fracture Repair
Your femur bone, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone in your body. It connects the hip to the knee. A distal femur fracture refers to a fracture of the femur just above the knee joint. Since this area of the femur is covered by cartilage, it is common for a distal femur fracture to also involve cartilage damage and a risk for arthritis. This type of injury typically occurs in elderly patients, but a distal femur fracture can also be a result of a high-energy injury in a young patient.
If you need distal femur fracture repair in Atlanta, you can trust the expertise of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians. We have a team of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeons who are highly experienced when it comes to knee injuries and injuries of the leg. We will recommend a management plan for your fracture based on several factors, including the severity of your fracture, your medical condition, your lifestyle as well as the presence of soft tissue damage. Non-surgical treatments can involve the use of immobilization strategies or casting. If your distal femur fracture requires surgery, you can trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to offer the most advanced technology available to treat your injury and ensure your surgical outcome is successful. External or internal fixation or a knee replacement may be required depending on the extent of the fracture.
Causes and Symptoms of Distal Femur Fracture
There are multiple causes and symptoms of distal femur fracture. Older adults with osteoporosis, bone infections or previous knee replacement are at a higher risk for distal femur fracture. In younger patients, the fracture is often the result of a high-impact trauma or car accident. Patients tend to experience sudden and severe pain along with bruising and swelling after this type of fracture.
Regardless of the cause of your distal femur fracture, our Atlanta sports medicine practice is exceptionally qualified to bring you out of pain and restore your femur and knee joint to full function and health. From professional athletes to active seniors, we make it a priority to deliver superior, patient-centered care throughout your entire course of treatment with us.
For more information on our Distal Femur Fracture Repair techniques, please contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today.