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2020, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part A
Study of comminuted unstable intertrochanteric fractures of femur managed with proximal femoral locking plate
Author(s): Dr. Sunil Tarigopula, Dr. Harsha Nandini Talasila and Dr. Satya Kumar Koduru
Abstract: Aim & Objective: The main aim of the present study to investigate the comminuted unstable intertrochanteric fractures of femur managed with proximal femoral locking plate.
Methodology: The present study was conducted at NRI Medical College & General Hospital, Chinnakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. During the period of April 2018 to March 2020. All the patients were selected into the study based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. The type of surgery was internal fixation of comminuted unstable intertrochanteric fractures with proximal femoral locking plate. All patients were followed up at 6weeks, 12 weeks, 6, 9, and 12 months.
Results: Out of 30 patients, 20 were males and10 were females. Both anatomical and functional outcomes were assessed in these patients. Out comes were assessed with Harris hip score. The results were good to excellent in 80.01% of the cases. The majority of injured patients were males (66.66%). The average follow up period was 10 months. 60% of patients do not have any pain during follow-up. 28 of 30 fractures united within a period of 14 months. The average time of union was 14.5 weeks. Four patients had delayed union for whom delayed weight bearing was advised. 95% of fractures united within 16 weeks. The functional outcome was more that 90%.
Conclusion: Proximal femoral Locking Compression Plate provides the surgeon with flexibility to achieve angular stability or axial compression with the plate to bone apposition.
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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sunil Tarigopula, Dr. Harsha Nandini Talasila, Dr. Satya Kumar Koduru. Study of comminuted unstable intertrochanteric fractures of femur managed with proximal femoral locking plate. Nat J Clin Orthop 2020;4(3):32-37 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2020.v4.i3a.233
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