These were type III fractures according to the Cauchoix and Duparc classification. The fractures were treated with emergency wound care, wound dressing, and. articular surfaces around the knee, diaphyseal and metaphyseal fractures. Skin wounds were classified according to Cauchoix and Duparc classification (2). The classification of Cauchoix and Duparc [14] refers only to the external envelope without considering the deep lesions. Gustilo and Anderson [34] include the.

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Floating knee injuries are uncommon and complex injuries.

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Management of this injury has been variously described in the literature. We present the ce of the intramedullary nailing using a single knee incision for treatment of extraarticular floating knee. We report a retrospective series of nine patients with extraarticular floating knee. There were seven men and two women with an average age of 35 years.

classificaation At least one of the fractures was open in three cases. The average Injury Severity Score was All our patients were treated by the intramedullary nailing using a single knee incision.

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The mean operating time was min. The mean follow-up is 19 months. Bone union was achieved in eight cases with an average period of 93 days. The intramedullary nailing using a single knee incision has shown in this series better results.


Femur fracture, floating knee, intramedullary nailing, single knee incision, tibia fracture. None, Conflict of Interest: Blake R, Mcbryde A.

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The intramedullary nailing using a er knee incision for treatment of extraarticular floating knee nine cases. How to cite this article: J Emerg Trauma Shock ;7: How to cite this URL: Fraser’s classification Click here to view. Related articles Femur fracture floating knee intramedullary nailing single knee incision tibia fracture.