Hoffa fracture is a type of break in the femur bone (thighbone) the rounded condyle at the lower end, in the coronal plane and extending into the joint space.

Hoffa fracture

This fracture can be easily missed with ordinary X-ray views. It is important to bring the broken fragments together surgically and fix them in place with screws.

 

Type of injury for a Hoffa fracture

This kind of fracture is rare and usually associated with high impact trauma like a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a height.

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Knee Fractures

A primer of the common fractures around the knee.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Hoffa Fracture of the Femoral Condyle. Mak W, Hunter J and Escobedo E.1. Radiol Case Rep. 2008; 3(4): 231.

The Hoffa fracture: Coronal fracture of the femoral condyle a review of literature. Patel PB, Tejwani NC. J Orthop. 2018 May 7;15(2):726-731.


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