The proximal femur fractures are devastating injuries that most commonly affect the elderly population. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of proximal femoral locking compression plate in the management of unstable extracapsular proximal femur fractures.
Materials and methods: The proposed study is a hospital based prospective study. It was done between 2012 and 2014. During this period 32 cases of adult patients with unstable proximal femur fractures were selected according to inclusion criteria. The fractures were classified according to AO classification and Seinsheimers classification. 32 cases presenting to orthopaedic emergency and outpatient department were treated and were followed at regular intervals.
Results: At the end of 3 months, 30 (93.75%) had no significant residual pain, 28 (87.5%) could squat, 31 (98.87%) could sit cross legged, 32 (100%) could walk up and down stairs unaided. According to modified Harris hip score results were excellent (40.6%), good (59.6%), fair (00%) and poor (00%). Average time of returning to work was 105.9 days. N = number of cases.