International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2016, Volume 2 Issue 2
Intertrochanteric fracture treated with TFN (trochanteric femoral nail): A clinical study
Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, Dr. Meganath Pawar and Dr. Kausar Nazneen
Abstract: Background: The Trochanteric femoral nail (TFN) is a recently introduced intramedullary system, designed to improve treatment of intertrochanteric fractures of the hip. In a clinical study, the intra-operative use, complications and outcome of treatment using the TFN. The intra-operative blood loss was lower with the TFN. Post-operatively, lateral protrusion of the hip screws of the TFN was documented. Functional outcome and consolidation is good with implants. Materials and Methods: Twenty patients diagnosed with intertrochanteric fracture were treated in Gulbarga Government Hospital. Classification used in AO, Surgery has been performed according to standard protocols for the TFN. Patient is positioned on fracture table with traction supine. Dressing has been done on third day. All patients were grade with Harris hip for the outcome on 5th day, 14th day, 1st month and 3rd month and 6th month. Results: The study reveals that Hip score at the end of 6 months was excellent 50%, good in 25%, fair in 20% and poor in 5%. The newly developed TFN has got minimal pitfalls and comparable complications. Conclusions: In our study intertrochanteric fracture fixed with TFN has given good results to the patient with early weight bearing and good fracture heal.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, Dr. Meganath Pawar, Dr. Kausar Nazneen. Intertrochanteric fracture treated with TFN (trochanteric femoral nail): A clinical study. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(2):48-51.