International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2021, Volume 7 Issue 4

Evaluation of functional outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of distal femur fractures by locking compression plate

Author(s): Dr. N Vishnu Vardhan and Dr. T Dhorababu
Abstract: Background: In the supra and intercondylar fractures of femur particularly with intra articular extension, patient may develop stiffness of knee, shortening, rotational deformities, internal derangement of knee with instability, varus and valgus deformities which affect patient’s routine lifestyle. If these cases were treated with locking compression plate, the results obtained were successful, superior, timesaving providing early ambulation and least disability improving the functional outcome.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective interventional study. This study includes 25 supracondylar and intercondylar fractures of femur (both Muller’s Type ‘A’, Type B and Type ‘C’ fractures) treated with open reduction and internal fixation by Locking Compression Plate in the Department of Orthopaedics, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore from October 2019 to August 2021. There are 16 males and 9 females with age ranging from 20 to 80 years with an average of 44.6 years. Average age for males is 28.9 years and average age for females is 25 years. 18 fractures were due to road traffic accidents and 6 cases are due to fall from significant heights, 1 case due to simple fall from standing (osteoporosis). 15 cases were in right femur (60%) and 10 cases were in left femur (40%).
Results: 25 cases were included in the study. There is an increase in the rate of union, decreased time taken for union, increased knee range of motion, decreased time for weight-bearing, postoperative complications and duration for hospital stay.
Conclusion: LCP proved to be a good implant which could take the challenges like poor bone stock, severe comminution both metaphyseal and articular and prove successful. The locking head screws distally have prevented varus collapse, even in cases of osteoporosis. The Condylar LCP can be used in either an open or a minimally invasive manner.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. N Vishnu Vardhan, Dr. T Dhorababu. Evaluation of functional outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of distal femur fractures by locking compression plate. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(4):09-13. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i4a.2858
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences