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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2020, Volume 6 Issue 3

Clinical results after open reduction and internal fixation in distal femoral fractures with distal femoral locking compression plate (DF-LCP) using swashbuckler approach

Author(s): Rajesh Chandra, Anubhav Chhabra, NC Arora and Naveen Taxak
Abstract: Various treatments have been described for the treatment of distal femoral fractures (extra- and intra-articular). We present our experience with locking compression plate in the management of distal femoral fractures at SGT Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Gurugram. Methods: This study was conducted from May 2015 – January 2019 and included 30 patients of fracture lower end of femur who presented to the department for treatment. Follow up was done for a minimum period of 12 months. All those patients who were above 20 years of age, and were having closed fracture of the distal femur were included in the study. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcome in terms of knee pain, range of knee movements, knee stability, alignment, weight bearing status and union
Results: All the fractures united in the meantime of 17 weeks with two cases of delayed union. The mean operating time was 70 minutes. At the end of follow up period of 12 months, 80% of the patients had excellent results and 20% had good results on evaluation by Knee Society Score.
The use of distal femoral locking compression plate (DF-LCP) in fractures of the distal femur had good functional outcomes with early recovery as it provided early mobilization and rehabilitation.
Pages: 19-22  |  127 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajesh Chandra, Anubhav Chhabra, NC Arora and Naveen Taxak. Clinical results after open reduction and internal fixation in distal femoral fractures with distal femoral locking compression plate (DF-LCP) using swashbuckler approach. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2020; 6(3): 19-22. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2020.v6.i3a.2170
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences