Fracture of lower end of femur extending into joint, medial condyle is typically caused by a direct blow to the knee area, or by a fall from a height onto the knee.
This type of fracture is typically diagnosed through physical examination and X-ray imaging. The X-ray will reveal a fracture line that extends from the lower end of the femur into the medial condyle joint.
Other conditions that may have similar symptoms include a dislocated knee, torn ligaments, or a meniscal tear.
Treatment of this type of fracture typically involves immobilization of the leg in a cast or splint, followed by physical therapy to restore range of motion and strength. Surgery may be necessary if the fracture is displaced or unstable.
The prognosis for this type of fracture is generally good, as long as the fracture is treated properly and physical therapy is completed. Recovery is usually complete within 6-8 weeks, but may take longer depending on the severity of the injury.