Un-united Fractures of Femoral Neck Treatment Modalities in Young Adults: A Hospital Based Study in Udaipur
Background: Neglected, femur neck fractures are a common problem seen in the developing countries like India where medical facilities are still in developing stage especially in rural area, where illiteracy and poverty is predominant. The study was undertaken to evaluate the results of close reduction, cancellous srew 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.
Material & Methods: This study was conducted in Department of Orthopaedics, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan. This prospective study included 20 cases during 3 months study period (March 2016 and May 2016) 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 38.78 years and maximum patients were seen in 21-35 and 36-50 years of age (72%). Average union time in our series was 20 weeks. In present series good to excellent results found in 92% of cases; in only one case (8%) results 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 excellent method as far as union and functional results are concerned in ununited fractures of femoral neck.
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