The aim of this study is to find out this treatment option can lead to the best clinical and functional outcomes.
Patients and Methods: Twenty patients admitted to Hospital between Jan 2013 and Dec 2015 with a diagnosis of unstable intertrochanteric fractures of femur were selected. Preoperative and operative data was retrieved from inpatient hospital files. Postoperative radio clinical data at follow up visits was collected from outpatient department files. Functional outcomes were assessed with use of Harris hip score. The main clinical measures were early postoperative full weight bearing, postoperative complications and functional outcome.
Results: The time to full weight bearing, the rate of postoperative complications, and the functional outcomes were significantly better in the cemented bipolar modular hemiarthroplasty group.
Conclusion: According to our results, we believe that cemented modular bipolar hemiarthroplasty is of choice in freely mobile elderly patients above seventy years of age with an unstable intertrochanteric femoral fracture.