DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20181472

Role of PFN in ipsilateral fracture neck and shaft femur: a single solution to double fracture

Anshul Dahuja, Shiraz Bhatty, Kapil Bansal, Rashmeet Kaur, Radhe Shayam

Abstract


Background: Ipsilateral, concomitant femoral neck and shaft fracture is a rare fracture pattern that presents a diagnostic and treatment challenge. A variety of management modalities have been tried to treat this complex fracture pattern ranging from conservative approach to recently introduced proximal femoral nails (PFN).

Methods: We analysed the retrospective data of 25 consecutive patients who had sustained a high energy trauma who had concomitant ipsilateral fractures of the femoral shaft associated with proximal femur fractures treated with PFN between January 2010 and January 2017.

Results: Average follow up period was 1.2 years. All ipsilateral neck and shaft fractures were united with proximal femur nail (PFN). Neck fracture union averaged 4.3 months (range, 3–6 months). Shaft fracture union averaged 5.4 months (range, 4–7 months). Eighteen patients (70%) had a good functional result, five patients (21%) had fair result and in two patients the result (9%) was poor.

Conclusions: We observed although technically demanding, the reconstruction nail is an acceptable, cost effective and minimal invasive alternative for the management of concomitant ipsilateral fractures of the femoral neck and shaft, with a good functional outcome and fewer complications.


Keywords


Ipsilateral, Proximal femoral nail

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