Cannulated screw fixation of fracture of neck of femur. Whether Asian hip can accommodate three screws

Dr. Jamal Mohammed, Dr. Murali SM, Dr. Prabhat Agrawal, Dr. Arul Jothi V
2019 International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences  
Asian neck of femur is smaller in diameter is smaller in diameter when compared to westerners hips, which can accommodate three or four screws. This study was conducted in the aim to establish Asian hips cannot accommodate more than 2 screws. A total number of 20 cases of displaced intracapsular fractures of femoral neck were treated by asnis screw fixation. All the cases were followed up for a period ranging from 6 months to one year. The results were analysed clinically and radiologically. In
more » ... radiologically. In 14 cases fractures united as evidenced by trabcular growth across fracture site. 6 cases went for non-union.
doi:10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i4q.1811 fatcat:b7ukjjz2anhclpavcqmsargllq