Evaluation of functional outcome of intertrochanteric femur fractures treated with proximal femoral locking compression plate
Keywords:Intertrochanteric fractures, Proximal femoral locking compression plate, Hip fractures, Osteoporotic bones
Background: The objective was to find out the clinical and functional outcome of intertrochanteric femur fractures treated with proximal femoral locking compression plate (PFLCP).
Methods: The study was conducted on patients who underwent fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures with PFLCP in department of orthopedics, GMCH, Aurangabad from January 2020 to January 2021. The patients were assessed clinically and functionally using Harris hip score and radiological evaluation at three, six and nine months.
Results: At one year follow up, two patients had varus collapse, one had superficial infection and one had screw cut out. The mean Harris hip score at one month was 69.46 (52-76), at three months was 78.6 (58-88) and at nine months was 87.6 (64-96). The average operative time was 86.23 minutes (60-128 minutes), the average blood loss was 207.5 ml (170-250 ml) and the average time required for union was 15.16 weeks (10-24 weeks).
Conclusions: Intertrochanteric fractures treated with PFLCP provided a strong angular stable construct and showed satisfactory outcomes.
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