International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part P (2015)
Study of management of fracture distal end femur with locking compression plate and screw system
To defining the role of locking condylar plate in the treatment of distal femur fractures.
Material and Method: Fractures were classified with the help of radiographs according to the AO-ASIF classification. Preoperative calculation was done on radiographs to ascertain the size of the plate, accurate size of locking, cortical and cancellous screws after subtraction of the magnification factor. The limb to be operated was prepared. One gm of third generation cephalosporin was injected the night before surgery and early morning on the day of surgery before shifting the patient to the operation theatre.
Results: Out of 25 patients, 3 had shortening, 2 of them shortening of 15 mm and 1patient had shortening of 10mm. In this study, very few patients had significant varus/valgus malalignment. The duration of follow-up ranged from 3 months to 18 months.
Conclusion: Locking Compression Plate is an important armamentarium in treatment of fractures of distal end femur, especially when fracture is severely comminuted and in situations of steoporosis. However a more comprehensive study with longer follow up periods is essential to throw more light into the advantages, complications and possible disadvantages of the use of Locking Compression Plate with special attention to the long term outcomes.
How to cite this article:
SD Takele, Ram M Jethmalani. Study of management of fracture distal end femur with locking compression plate and screw system. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(10):1078-1080.