Cannulated Cancellous Screw and Ender's Nail Fixation in Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture in Elderly Patient With Co-Morbid Condition
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
Intertrochanteric Femur fracture is common in elderly patient with co-morbidity Aims & Objectives: Clinico-radiological evaluation of results of Ender's nail and cannulated cancellous screw fixation in case of intertrochanteric fracture of femur in elderly patient with pre-existing co-morbid condition, and functional recovery in those patients. Results: The patients mainly belong to elder age group with co-morbid condition and all operated within two weeks of fracture. All the fractures were
... e fractures were united within an average period of 13 weeks with a range of 10 -16 weeks. In an average, 20% of the patients had accurate anatomical reduction and the neck -shaft angle was same as on unaffected side, 65% of the patients had 3 to 5 degree of variations in the neck -shaft angle compared to unaffected side, and 15% of patients had more than 10 degree of variation in the neck-shaft angle compared to unaffected side. Conclusion: The combined use of Ender's nail and cannulated cancellous screw may provide good fracture reduction and stability and good functional outcome in elderly patient with intertrochanteric femur fracture.