DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20191788

Management of distal femoral fractures treated with locking compression plate: a prospective study

P. Sai Vikranth, V. Chaitanya, Vamshi Varenya N.

Abstract


Background: Distal femoral fractures are extremely common and represent 6-8% of all the femoral fractures treated by orthopaedic surgeons. Near anatomical reduction is most important in these fractures to obtain near good functional results. A variety of treatment options are proposed for distal femoral fractures of the treatment with distal femoral LCP has yielded good results. In this study we did a prospective study of 30 patients treated with locking compression plates.

Methods: There were 30 patients both male and female of different age groups treated by plate. All the patients were followed up in orthopaedic department prospectively for 12 months between November 2017 to November 2018. The functional and radiological outcomes were assessed.

Results: The study included 30 patients both male and female in age group between 20 and above 60. Average follow up was 12 months using Neer’s scoring system we had excellent 60%, good 26.6%, fair 6.7%, poor 6.7%.

Conclusions: The locking compression plate along with active physiotherapy proved to be better for distal femoral fractures.


Keywords


Fracture distal femur, Locking compression plate, Knee range of motion, Neer’s scoring, Classification

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