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Arthroscopy-assisted bullet extraction and osteochondral fracture fixation arthroscopy-assisted intraarticular fixation
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2023;10:95-98
Published online November 1, 2023;
© 2023 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Jae-Hoon Kim, Dong-Whan Suh, Jin-Kyu Kang, Jong-Hun Ji

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Daejeon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Jong-Hun Ji,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, 64 Daeheung-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 34943, Korea. Tel: +82-42-220-9530, Fax: +82-42-221-0429, E-mail:
Received August 20, 2023; Revised October 4, 2023; Accepted October 4, 2023.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Gunshot knee injuries are uncommon in Asia. They frequently cause severe complications and secondary injury. A patient developed a femoral condyle fracture caused by a bullet injury. Arthroscopic bullet removal and screw fixation of the femoral condyle fracture should be performed to prevent and minimize knee damage. Thus, we performed arthroscopic bullet removal and rigid femoral condyle fracture fixation following arthroscopic examination. An open procedure composed of bullet removal and fracture reduction and femoral condyle fracture internal fixation further causes knee joint damage. Here, we report a case of a femoral condyle fracture caused by bullet injury and review the current literature addressing this unusual injury type.
Keywords : Gunshot wounds; Arthroscopy; Knee; Femoral condyle fracture
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