Distal Femoral (supracondylar) Fractures
The femur or thigh bone is the longest and strongest bone in the body, connecting the hip to the knee. Distal femur fracture refers to fracture of the femur just above the knee joint. Distal femur fracture may be caused by high energy injuries such as a fall from height or a motor vehicle accident. Patients with osteoporosis, bone tumour or infections, or a history of knee replacement are more prone to distal femur fractures.