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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2019, Volume 5 Issue 2

Retrograde intramedullary interlocking nailing for supracondylar fractures of femur: A prospective study

Author(s): Lavakumar S Loya and M Quadri
Abstract: Objectives: We assessed whether a Retrograde intramedullary interlocking nail has a good outcome in cases of supracondylar Femur fractures, with respect to the degree of knee flexion, early weight bearing and return to the pre-fracture state.
Methods: We conducted a prospective study of 32 patients which presented with supracondylar femur fracture, and had undergone a closed reduction and internal fixation by Retrograde Femoral nail. Neer’s and Sander’s evaluation scoring system was used for evaluation.
Results: Neer’s rating was use to evaluate the outcome, according to which there was good to excellent results in 68.74% cases.
Conclusion: Supracondylar femur nail is an optimum tool for many supracondylar fractures of femur, but it requires attention to technique in order to prevent the complications.
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