Un-United Fracture Neck Femur Results of Treatment with Close Reduction, Cancellous Screw Fixation & Fibular Strut Graft

  • Kailash Parihar MS, Department of Orthopaedics, Government Bangur Hospital, Pali, Rajasthan, India
  • Praveen Kumar Garg 2Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Pali, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: Ununited, Femoral neck fracture, Fibular graft, close reduction.

Abstract

Background: Ununited, femur neck fractures are a common problem in the developing countries like India where medical facilities are already deficient and ignorance, illiteracy and poverty further delay the patients in seeking proper treatment. The struggle to find the best treatment continues as relentlessly as it did half a century ago. The study was undertaken to evaluate the results of close reduction, cancellous screw fixation and fibular graft in ununited fractures of femoral neck in young adults with regards to achievement of fracture union, effect of this procedure on pre-existing AVN and establishment of relatively easy new surgical technique.

Materials & Methods: This study was conducted in Government hospital, Pali, Rajasthan. It includes 25 cases treated by close reduction, cancellous screw fixation and fibular strut graft who have non-united fracture. The patients are systemically interrogated for personal details, mode of injury, time elapsed after injury, complaints, any other associated injury, any previous treatment taken and other systemic illness. Grading of fracture (Garden’s classification) resorption of neck and avascular necrosis changes are based on roentgen graphic findings.

Results: Our study showed that the mean age of patients was 35.19 years and maximum patients were seen in 21-40 years of age (72%), male to female ratio was 2.57:1. Average union time in our series was 19 weeks. In present series good to excellent results found in 96% of cases; in only one case (4%) result was poor that was because of failure of procedure.

Conclusion: We concluded that the cancellous screws fixed in closed reduced fracture and supplemented with fibular strut graft is one of the good methods as far as union and functional results are concerned in ununited fractures of femoral neck.

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Published
2018-03-21
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Parihar K, Garg P. Un-United Fracture Neck Femur Results of Treatment with Close Reduction, Cancellous Screw Fixation & Fibular Strut Graft. International Archives of BioMedical and Clinical Research [Internet]. 21Mar.2018 [cited 26Apr.2018];4(1):75-7. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/272