International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Fixed angle blade plating versus intramedullary nailing for Subtrochanteric femoral fractures: A case series

2024, Volume 10 Issue 2

Fixed angle blade plating versus intramedullary nailing for Subtrochanteric femoral fractures: A case series

Author(s): Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta
Abstract: 
Aim: To compare closed intramedullary nailing to open reduction and internal fixation using a fixed angle blade plate for the management of subtrochanteric femoral fractures.
Methods: 58 patients were equally randomised to undergo either an intramedullary nailing (IN) or fixed angle blade plating (BP).
Results: There were no significant differences between the 2 groups with regard to age, time to surgery, operating time, receipt of blood transfusions, duration of hospital stay, or fracture classification. The revision rate was significant (28%) in the BP group and none in the IN group.
Conclusion: Internal fixation using a fixed angle blade plate for subtrochanteric femoral fractures has higher implant failure and revision rates, compared to closed intramedullary nailing.
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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta. Fixed angle blade plating versus intramedullary nailing for Subtrochanteric femoral fractures: A case series. Int J Orthop Sci 2024;10(2):85-87. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2024.v10.i2b.3533
 
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