COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Print ISSN:-2395-1354

Online ISSN:-2395-1362


Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 6 , Issue: 1

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 701

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 237

Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures with cemented bipolar prosthesis- A prospective study

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Lokesh Gudda Naik, Krishna Sudhakar Badgire, Gaurav Mahesh Sharma, Faisal Qureshi

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 27-30

Suggest article by email


Introduction: Peritrochanteric fractures comprise of fractures of trochanter, subtrochanteric region and basi-cervical fractures and are the commonest fractures encountered. Patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures need immediate mobilization to avoid serious complications.
Material and Methods: 43 patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures were randomized and operated using the cemented bipolar prosthesis between September 2011 and August 2013. The inclusion criteria were patients more than 65 years of age, unstable intertrochanteric fracture (Type III and type IV as per Evans classification). Patients with polytrauma and medically unfit patients were excluded from the study.
Results: Mean age was 76.65± 5.48 years. The most common mechanism of injury was domestic fall comprising of 87%. The average duration of surgery from the time of injury was 3.5±1.3 days. The average surgical duration was 03.5 mins. The average duration of stay in hospital was 8.4±1.68 days. Final results were calculated using the Harris Hip score with 97% cases as excellent and good while 3% had fair results respectively. Follow-up was done at 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months.
Conclusion: Cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty in unstable intertrochanteric fractures has an advantage of stable adequate fixation with early return to activities of daily living, thus preventing serious life threatening complications.

Keywords: Intertrochanteric fractures, Hemiarthroplasty, Femur, Harris hip score

How to cite : Naik L G, Badgire K S, Sharma G M, Qureshi F, Treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures with cemented bipolar prosthesis- A prospective study. Indian J Orthop Surg 2017;3(1):27-30

Copyright © 2017 by author(s) and Indian J Orthop Surg. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (