International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 3

Study of proximal femoral nail in subtrachanteric femur fracture

Author(s): Dr. Sunny Shethana, Dr. Manish Patel and Dr. Gaurangkumar Chanchpara
Abstract: Background: Subtrochanteric fractures constitute 10 to 30 percent of all hip fractures. Significant force is required to fracture this bone in adult like motor vehicle accident or fall from significant height while trivial trauma can cause fracture in old people. Various modalities of treatment available for fracture of subtrochanteric fracture femur. The purpose of this study is to assess the outcome of proximal femoral nailing in subtrochanteric fracture femur.
Material & Method: 50 cases of subtrochanteric femur fracture underwent surgery with proximal femoral nail carried out at department of orthopaedics, NCH, Surat. The clinical outcome was evaluated by using Harris Hip Score and patient’s satisfaction.
Results: In our study majority of the patients i.e. 74% were between the age group of 10-50 years, and from it 78% patients were male, the mean age was 40.5 years and majority of the patients had subtrochanteric fractures due to road traffic accidents. The fracture healing time 16.54 weeks.
Conclusion: Closed proximal femoral nail is a safe method and can be performed with minimal complication.
Pages: 159-164  |  642 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sunny Shethana, Dr. Manish Patel, Dr. Gaurangkumar Chanchpara. Study of proximal femoral nail in subtrachanteric femur fracture. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(3):159-164. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i3c.29
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences