J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1985 Oct;20(5):919-926. 10.4055/jkoa.1985.20.5.919.

Ipilateral Fracture of Femur and Tibia


Seventy consecutive ipsilateral fracture of the femur and tibia in sixty-eight patients from December 1974 through December 1984 treated at Severance Hospital were analysed in clinical and radiological aspect. 1. Fifty-nine patients were male and nine patients were female. The male patients were more injured in the ratio of 6: 1. The avarage age was 34. 2. The main cause of injuries were traffic accidents; 59 patients. (86.8%). 3. The majority of the fractures were shaft fracture; for example, femur shaft 57% and tibia shaft 47%, The open fracture of the tibia was 34% and the femur was 17%. 4. There were 24 cases of concomitant fracture and dislocation of other sites. A fat embolism was disgnosed in 4% of the patients. Four patients had died one month after sustaining injuries. 5. Over-all, a good or excellent functional result was achieved in 76% of the patients treated with internal fixation of both fracture, 65% of the patients with intexnal fixation for the femur fracture only and 35% of the patients managed conservatively.


Ipsilateral fracture; Femur and tibia
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