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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Open reduction in Pott's fracture-boon or bane


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Author Details : Pradeepkumar , Anandkumar*, Mujtaba , Lohith N

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 192-195


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Abstract

Introduction: Pott’s fractures are common fractures occurring in all age groups. Appropriate management is necessary for optimal function and to prevent complications.
Objectives: To assess the role of ORIF of Pott’s fractures in adults with fibular plating and Screw fixation of medial malleolus.
Materials and Methods: This was a Prospective study done at Kamareddy ortho and trauma care centre, Kalaburagi on 40 patients. Patients were evaluated with Olerud and Molander Score (OMAS) and radiologically.
Results: In our series of 40 patients, 20 patients (50%) had excellent results as per Olerud and Molander Scoring system, 12 (30%) had good results. 4 patients (10%) had fair results and a favourable outcome of 93%.
Conclusion: Our Study recommends ORIF of displaced Closed Pott’s fractures, Cannulated Cancellous screw for medial malleolus and Lag Screw with posterior Neutralization plate for lateral Malleolar fractures.

Keywords: Pott's fracture, Mallelous, Canulated cancellous screw, Plate, Open reduction.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2019.037

How to cite : Pradeepkumar, Anandkumar, Mujtaba, Lohith N, Open reduction in Pott's fracture-boon or bane. Indian J Orthop Surg 2019;5(3):192-195

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