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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 1

A study of clinical profile of patients with inter-trochanteric femur fractures

Author(s): Dr. Vinoth Karthik, Dr. Kumareshwaran, Dr. Dilip Kumar and Dr. Sriram Thanigai
Abstract: Introduction: Trochanteric fractures are one of the commonest injuries sustained predominantly in patients over sixty years of age. They are three to four times more common in women than in men.
Materials and methods: The study was conducted from June2013 to June2015 where 25 patients with inter-trochanteric fractures of femur were selected. A prospective study comprising of patients identified for surgical treatment of fracture in the inter-trochanteric region of femur admitted to our hospital.
Aims and Objectives: To Study the clinical profile of patients with inter-trochanteric femur fractures.
Result: The majority of the patients were in the age group of 61-80 i.e. 60% followed by in the age group of 81-100 were 20%; in 21-40 were 12% and in 41-60 were 8%. The majority of the patients were Females i.e.66.00% followed by Males 44.00%. The most common mode of injury was Trivial fall was 80%followed by RTA were 12% and fall from height8%. The majority of the patients were of Type 2Were 56% followed by Type 4- 28%; Type 3 were 12% and Type 1 were 4%. The majority of the patients were having Right Side of injury i.e. 52% followed by Left 48%.
Conclusion: From our study it can concluded that the inter-trochanteric femur fractures were more common in old age and in females so this could be attributed by underlying osteoporosis prevalent more in females.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Vinoth Karthik, Dr. Kumareshwaran, Dr. Dilip Kumar and Dr. Sriram Thanigai. A study of clinical profile of patients with inter-trochanteric femur fractures. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(1): 237-239. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1d.39
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences