A review of dynamic hip screw vs proximal femoral nail for inter-trochanter-IC fracture of femur
Author(s): Dr. Reddy Jyothi Krishna, Dr. F Abdul Khader and Dr. Mahendhira Varman
Abstract: Inter-trochanteric fracture of femur are common in geriatric population. Urbanization & sedentary life style are the primary cause of increased incidence of these fracture’s. Distribution of Inter-trochanteric femur fracture’s is limited in male population compared to female due to osteoporosis. Aim is to compare inter-trochanteric fracture’s treated with DHS (vs) PFN. We performed a narrative review to evaluate the outcome of DH (Dynamic hip) Screw (VS) PF (Proximal femoral) Nail for inter-trochanteric fracture of femur. Extensive electronic search of article’s were done in Google scholar, reference checking and PUB-MED for deciding which implant is better. Some studies’ reveal PF Nail to be better than DH Screw, while some studies’ show vice versa. Both surgeries’ are time tested, absolute & require reasonable amount of skill. Final decision depends on operative surgeon’s preference to specific technique.
Dr. Reddy Jyothi Krishna, Dr. F Abdul Khader, Dr. Mahendhira Varman. A review of dynamic hip screw vs proximal femoral nail for inter-trochanter-IC fracture of femur. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(1):232-235. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i1d.2487