Supracondylar Femoral Fracture

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This condition is a break in the femur at the knee joint. The fracture can range from a small crack to a full break that allows part of the bone to separate. This injury can involve the cartilage on the base of the femur in the knee joint, and may increase the risk of developing knee arthritis later in life.

What are supracondylar femoral fractures?

This detailed video describes supracondylar femoral fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Most fractures require surgery. Treatment options also may include rest, anti-inflammatory medications and immobilization of the knee in a cast or brace.