Fracture Union in Closed Interlocking Nail in Femoral Fracture
Fractures shaft femur is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with lower extremity injuries. The objective of this study was to find out the outcome of Interlocking nail in fracture femur.METHODS:
This study was conducted in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery in M. M. Medical College from July 2006 to November 2008. Seventy eight patients were recruited from Emergency and out patient department having closed fracture of femoral shaft. All patients were operated under general or spinal anesthesia. All patients were followed for nine months.RESULTS:
Out of seventy eight patients, sixty nine patients underwent union in 90 to 150 days with a mean of 110.68 days. Touch down weight bearing was started on 2nd post-operative day. Complications found in four patients who had non-union, and five patients had delayed union which was treated with dynamization and bone graft. The results were excellent in 88.46% and good in 6.41% patients.CONCLUSIONS:
We concluded that this technique is advantageous because of early mobilization (early weight bearing), less complication with good results and is economical.Keywords: close reamed interlocking nail, dynamization, femoral shaft fractures, union
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