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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 139897, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/139897
Case Report

Bicondylar Hoffa Fracture Successfully Treated with Headless Compression Screws

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan

Received 14 May 2014; Accepted 12 July 2014; Published 16 July 2014

Academic Editor: Lawrence Wells

Copyright © 2014 Sang Yang Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bicondylar coronal plane fracture, eponymically named Hoffa fractures, is an extremely rare injury. We present a case of isolated unilateral bicondylar Hoffa fracture that was successfully treated with open reduction and internal fixation using headless compression screws with satisfactory results. We inserted posteroanteriorly oriented Acutrak screws perpendicular to the fracture plane via lateral parapatellar arthrotomy, which provided excellent compression across the fracture.