A STUDY OF UNSTABLE INTERTROCHANTERIC FEMORAL FRACTURES TREATED BY TROCHANTERIC FEMORAL NAIL
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Sreenivasa Neikar, Rajshekhar Rajshekhar, Venkatesh K
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND Intertrochanteric fracture is one of the most common fracture of the hip especially in the elderly. The incidence of intertrochanteric fracture is rising because of the increase in number of elderly population along with superadded osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Study included cases of unstable intertrochanteric fractures (AO and OTA Classification 31-A2 and 31-A3 fracture patterns) that were operated with the short trochanteric femoral nail, which fitted into the inclusion
more » ... the inclusion criteria done in medical college hospital, RESULTS The age distribution was from 40 to 80 years. The largest group of patients were from 61 to 70 years. The average age was 60.5 years. The number of male patients in our series was 20 (66.7%) and female was 10 (33.3%). Right side was affected in 11 cases (36.7%) and left side in 19 cases (63.3%). Good reduction was achieved in 23 patients (76.7%). Acceptable reduction was achieved in 7 (23.3%) patients due to severe comminution. In our study, 25 patients (83.33%) had no complications. We encountered one intraoperative complication in the form of greater trochanter splintering, while inserting the nail. In our study, we encountered following postoperative complications. We noticed one case of delayed union, one case of Z effect and 2 cases of varus malunion. Financial or Other, Competing Interest: None. Submission
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/1034 fatcat:eccqzpytlzga5mi254zouofhza