Technical TrickPercutaneous Application of a Medial Plate for Dual Plate Stabilization of Supracondylar Femur FracturesSwentik, Andrew MD; Tucker, Michael MD; Jones, Thomas MDAuthor Information Palmetto Health/USC Orthopaedics, Columbia, SC. Reprints: Andrew Swentik, MD, Palmetto Health Orthopaedics, 2 Medical Park Road, Suite 404, Columbia, SC 29203 (e-mail: [email protected]). The authors report no conflict of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jorthotrauma.com). Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: January 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p e31-e35 doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001019 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Summary: Supracondylar femur fractures with segmental defects can be difficult fractures to treat. When associated with open wounds, these injuries can be associated with numerous complications including nonunion, malunion, infection, and arthrofibrosis. In this article, we review our algorithm for treating these fractures and highlight critical aspects of the process which differs from previous techniques described. We feel that this technique has specific benefits that mitigate infection risk and minimize additional soft-tissue insult without compromising stability. Our results demonstrate good postoperative knee range of motion, a high union rate, with low complication rates. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.