International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 1

Clinico: Radiological outcome of diaphyseal fractures of both bone forearm in adults treated with dynamic compression plates: A prospective study

Author(s): Dr. Sajeev KT, Dr. Bibin K Baby and Dr. Jose Francis C
Abstract: The diaphyseal fractures of radius and ulna in adults can result in significant loss of function if inadequately treated. Hence, they are usually managed by internal fixation and dynamic compression plates are the most commonly used implant for this purpose. We report the clinico-radiological outcome of both bone forearm fractures treated with Dynamic Compression Plate, through a prospective study done at Government Medical College, Thrissur from December 2014 to November 2015. The final outcome evaluated by Anderson criteria showed 62.5% excellent, 33.33% good results and only one poor outcome. Our series had 95.83% union rates with mean union duration of 13.8 weeks. We concluded that open reduction and internal fixation of adult forearm shaft fractures can be appropriately treated with Dynamic Compression Plating, which will give an excellent to good results and the results are worthy of comparison with those of the expensive newer implants.
Pages: 1099-1102  |  823 Views  23 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sajeev KT, Dr. Bibin K Baby, Dr. Jose Francis C. Clinico: Radiological outcome of diaphyseal fractures of both bone forearm in adults treated with dynamic compression plates: A prospective study. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):1099-1102. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1p.154
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences