Clinical profile of patients with intertrochanteric fracture of femur
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
The incidence of trochanteric fractures is more in the female population due to osteoporosis compared to male. In a Swedish study of more than 20,000 patients, the incidence of hip fractures in women doubled every 5.6 years after the age of 30 years. The trochanteric fractures can be managed by conservative methods and there is usually union of the fracture. If suitable precautions are not taken, it undergoes malunion, leading to varus and external rotation deformity and shortening and
... tening and restriction of hip movements. After the patient with stable and unstable intertrochanteric fracture was admitted to hospital all the necessary clinical details were recorded in proforma prepared for this study. After the completion of the hospital treatment patients were discharged and called for follow up at outpatient level at regular intervals for serial clinical and radiological evaluation. In our study, intertrochanteric fractures were more common due to Slip and fall. Age ranged from 46 to 73 years with mean age of 60.75 years. Males were more common contributing of 85 % of cases. Right sided fractures were more common in our study accounting for 60% of cases. In our study Trochanteric fractures of 20 cases, out of which boyd and griffin type 2 consisted of 45% followed by 30% were type 3.