International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Functional outcome of unstable intertrochanteric fracture treated with long PFN with or without augmentation

2023, Volume 9 Issue 2

Functional outcome of unstable intertrochanteric fracture treated with long PFN with or without augmentation

Author(s): Dr. V Nishanthan, Dr. R Siddarth and R Vijayaraghavan
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the functional outcomes of the patient having Unstable Inter-trochanteric fracture with or not with sub-trochanteric extension treated by long PFN with or without augmentation.
Materials and Methods: In our institute, a prospective study of 24 patients who underwent surgical intervention for inter-trochanteric fractures with or without sub-trochanteric extension using long PFN alone or along with augmentation and studied their mechanism of injury, sex prevalence, classification, outcomes and complications for a period of one year from January 2021 to January 2022.
Results: The patients were follow-up for duration of 9 months. At the 6th month, the mean Harris hip score was determined to be 86. Out of the total participants, 10 patients achieved an excellent score, 10 patients had a good score, 2 patients had a fair score, and 2 patients had a poor score.
Conclusion: Based on this study, both Long PFN with and without augmentation yield comparable outcomes in terms of functional results, implant-related complications, and fracture healing rates for unstable inter-trochanteric fractures with or without sub-trochanteric extension. The decision to augment the fixation with wire cerclage should be made on a case-by-case basis, considering fracture characteristics, bone quality, and surgeon expertise. Prospective randomized controlled trials.
Pages: 200-206  |  309 Views  137 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. V Nishanthan, Dr. R Siddarth, R Vijayaraghavan. Functional outcome of unstable intertrochanteric fracture treated with long PFN with or without augmentation. Int J Orthop Sci 2023;9(2):200-206. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2023.v9.i2c.3369
 
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