Distal femoral fractures are complex injuries which do not tend to heal quickly. For closed injuries I tend to tell my patients that it will take at least 12 - 18 months for the fracture to heal. Open fractures with bone defects take even longer to heal and require special limb reconstruction techniques. Preventing complications, predominantly infection is of a paramount importance.
Mr Matija Krkovic, MD, PhD
I am Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with special interest in Limb reconstructions and bone infections.