Cannulated cancellous screws fixation in intracapsular fracture neck femur: a study with an emphasis on result of osteosynthesis


  • Varun Vijay Department of Orthopedics, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kursi Road, Lucknow, India
  • Naveen Srivastava Department of Orthopedics, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kursi Road, Lucknow, India



Intra capsular fracture neck of femur, Cannulated cancelous screw, Osteosynthesis, Osteonecrosis


Background: Fracture neck of femur has always presented a great challenge to the orthopaedic surgeons. It is rightly called as “unsolved fracture” as far as treatment and results are concerned. Results generally depend upon time period elapsed from fracture to surgery, adequacy of reduction and fixation. Fixation with cannulated cancellous screw is usually adequate for femoral neck fractures. The aim of the study was to analyse the results of treatment of fracture neck of femur with cannulated cancellous screw fixation and to compare the results with others in the literature using the same modality.  

Methods: 25 patients with intra capsular neck of femur fracture were followed for a period of two years post-surgery and their functional outcome was assessed based upon harris hip scoring system.

Results: According to harris hip scoring system, we had excellent results in 72% cases, good in 16% cases, fair in 8% and poor in 4%. One patient went into non-union and two developed avascular necrosis of femoral head.

Conclusions: Management of intracapsular fracture neck of femur with cannulated cancellous screw fixation is a very good method of treatment being a surgically easy procedure. Use of multiple cannulated cancellous screw have a compression effect at the fracture site. It also avoids re displacement and rotation.

Author Biography

Varun Vijay, Department of Orthopedics, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kursi Road, Lucknow, India

Assistant Professor, Department Of Orthopaedics, Integral Institute Of Medical Sciences And Research, Dasauli, Kursi Road, Lucknow-226026, India.


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