Functional Outcome of Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated with Proximal Femoral Nail

  • Anilkumar Bapugouda Patil Former Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bijapur
Keywords: intertrochanteric femoral fractures, subtrochanteric extension, rod traffic accident


Background: Intertrochanteric fractures are common in old age group. These fractures are three to four times more common in elderly women, and the mechanism of injury is usually due to low energy trauma like simple fall or due to road traffic accidents.

Methods: Total 120 cases of fracture were included in this study. Out of 120 cases fracture were seen due to fall in 108 cases and due to road traffic accident in 12 cases. This study was conducted in Department of Orthopedics. The duration of study was over a period of one and half year.

Results: In this study, we were included total 120 cases. Among all cases 70 were female and rests were male. We were found 12 cases of rod traffic accident & 108 cases sustained the fracture due to fall.

Conclusions: This study concludes that the PFN should be the method of choice for surgical treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fractures.




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Patil AB. Functional Outcome of Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated with Proximal Femoral Nail. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2020Sep.30 [cited 2020Oct.21];6(3):OT1-OT3. Available from: