Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 129, Issue 2, pp 221–224 | Cite as

Total posterior condylar separation in a juvenile knee: open fixation through a posterior arthrotomy

  • Jean-Claude TheisEmail author
  • Djamel Louahem
  • Alain Dimeglio
Trauma Surgery


The authors report a case of separation involving the posterior aspect of the lateral femoral condyle in a 13-year-old boy. The patient presented with a 2-year history of vague knee discomfort and recurrent knee effusions in the absence of a single acute traumatic event. A large mobile osteochondral fragment involving most of the posterior aspect of the lateral condyle was refixed surgically with two screws via a posterolateral arthrotomy. The knee has recovered full function and the lesion is radiologically stable.


Juvenile knee Posterior condyle separation Internal fixation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Theis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Djamel Louahem
    • 2
  • Alain Dimeglio
    • 2
  1. 1.Dunedin HospitalDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.Lapeyronie HospitalMontpellierFrance

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