Pranay BhattDepartment of Orthopaedics, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Is Legacy Technique of Anatomically Bowed Ante Grade Intramedullary Device Fixed at Metaphysis Cancellous Bones & Single Proximal Screw Locking Suffice for Good Outcome in Femoral Fractures?
Author(s): Vivek Amritbhai Patel, Vishal Ashokraj Pushkarna*, Dhruvin J Patel, Smit Divyesh Bhai Dave and Pranay Bhatt
Introduction: Intramedullary device considered as a load sharing device is one of the commonest surgeries now a days. From the era of straight nails, flexible nails to anatomically curved nails have been used to fix the fractures of the femur. It provides biological environment to the fracture being a potentially closed reduction method. Objective: To measure the outcome of the method of femur fixation by anatomically curved interlocking nail & proximal single locking with two distal locking. Material & Methods: We have studied the (n=37) patients retrospectively. All the fractures treated with femur interlocking nail & proximal single (preferentially dynamic) locking .95% was males & 5% were females in our study. Mean age was 28 years. Fractures were classified by AO classification preoperatively. Results: Mean union time was 22 weeks. (n=34)92 % of patients had excel.. Read More»