Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Role of proximal femur locking plate in management of complex proximal femoral end fractures

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Author Details: Hardip Singh Mann, Girish Sahni, Arvind Kumar, Anand Mohan

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 65

Article End Page : 68


Introduction: To study the role of proximal trochanteric contoured plate in management of complex proximal femur end fractures.
Materials and Methods: A total of 30 cases 11 male and 19 female patients aged 19 to 90 years [Mean age 42] were included. Time duration of surgery, total amount of blood loss, hospital stay, mobilization and weight bearing, radiological assessment of union, complications and Harris Hip score were assessed at the end of 6 months.
Results: Mean duration of surgery was 72.18 mins, average blood loss was 283.75ml, average hospital stay was 13.75 days. Mean time for radiological union was 16.8 wks and Harris hip score was 84.6. Abductor lurch occurred in 4 cases.
Conclusion: Proximal Femoral Locking Compression Plate (PFLCP) provides stable fixation for fractures of proximal end of femur especially for lateral wall fracture because it provides stable fixation of lateral fragments and prevents lateral migration of proximal fragments.

Keywords: Proximal femur fractures, Proximal femur locking plate, Harris Hip Score.
MESH words: Proximal femur fracture, Internal fixation, Extramedullary devices

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