International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2022, Volume 8 Issue 1

A clinical study of the surgical management of supracondylar femur fracture treated by retrograde intramedullary (GSH) interlocking nail

Author(s): Dr. Sudarshan Vaddemani and Dr. Y Siva Prasad
Abstract: 
Background: A prospective randomized study of 20 patients who underwent fixation of the supracondylar femur fractures with GSH nail was done to study the clinical and radiological outcome of GSH interlocking nail in supracondylar femur fractures. The study also evaluated the results of the retrograde nailing in supracondylar femoral fractures in relation to knee flexion, mobilization of patients and early weight bearing.
Materials and Methods: A study was conducted on 20 patients with Supracondylar fracture femur admitted from OPD and Casualty of Narayana Medical College and hospital, Nellore. The study was done over a period of 24 months from October 2019 to October 2021.
Results: The duration of follow up ranged from 3 months to 23 months. Out of 20 patients, 1 patient developed knee sepsis, nail was removed immediately and patient was lost for follow-up. 65% good to excellent result were obtained using Neer's and Sander's evaluation scoring system.
Pages: 115-118  |  15 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sudarshan Vaddemani, Dr. Y Siva Prasad. A clinical study of the surgical management of supracondylar femur fracture treated by retrograde intramedullary (GSH) interlocking nail. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(1):115-118. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i1b.2996
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences