International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part Q (2015)
To study the management of proximal femoral fractures by proximal femoral nail
to study the management of proximal femoral fractures by proximal femoral nail.
Material and Method: This study was carried out to study the epidemiology of peritrochanteric fractures, to testify the anatomical and functional outcomes of treatment with proximal femoral nail. All these 25 patients included in the study were followed up at regular intervals. After the patient with subtrochanteric or trochanteric fracture was admitted to hospital all the necessary clinical details were recorded in proforma prepared for this study. After the completion of the hospital treatment patients were discharged and called for follow up at outpatient level at regular intervals for serial clinical and radiological evaluation. The patients were followed up till one year after surgery at regular interval and if necessary subsequent follow up was done.
Result: Average mean age is 67.84 years. In our study males are predominant contributing 17(68%) and females are 8(32%). In this study A2 type of fractures are more common contributing 68%, A1 and A3 type of fractures are 16% each. We had one patient case No.25 of 3rd, 4th and 5th rib fractures of left side which were treated conservatively.
Conclusion: though the learning curve of this procedure is steep, with proper patient selection, good instrumentation, image intensifier and surgical technique, PFN remains the implant of choice in the management of Peritrochanteric fractures.
How to cite this article:
VA Satre, SD Takale. To study the management of proximal femoral fractures by proximal femoral nail. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(9):1128-1130.