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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 3

Functional outcome of surgical management of floating knee injuries in adults (Ipsilateral femoral and tibia fractures) and its prognostic indicators

Author(s): Dr. Shobha HP, Dr. Idris Kamran, Dr. Lingaraju K and Dr. Rahul Bansal
Abstract: 

Materials and methods: This is a prospective study where 20 adult patients of floating knee injuries were treated surgically using locked intramedullary nail or locking plate and screws for femoral fracture and locked intramedullary nail or locking plate and screws for tibial fracture depending on individual fracture types. Patients were classified using Fraser’s classification (Assessment at the end was done using Karlstorm –Olerund criteria after union of fractures. Follow up period was 1 year.

Conclusions: The associated injuries, age of the patient, type of fracture, modality of fracture fixation, post-op rehabilitation are the factors that determine good final functional outcome in floating knee injuries.

Pages: 305-308  |  737 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shobha HP, Dr. Idris Kamran, Dr. Lingaraju K and Dr. Rahul Bansal. Functional outcome of surgical management of floating knee injuries in adults (Ipsilateral femoral and tibia fractures) and its prognostic indicators. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 305-308. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3e.56
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences