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Title: Distal Femur Fractures and its Treatment with Distal Femur Locking Plate.
Authors: Padha, Kanav
Singh, Sandeep
Ghani, Abdul
Dang, Harish
Keywords: Extra-articular fractures
Distal Femur Fracture
Femur Locking Plate
Intraarticular Fractures
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Kanav Padha, Sandeep Singh, Abdul Ghani, Harish Dang. Distal Femur Fractures and its Treatment with Distal Femur Locking Plate. JK Science Journal of Medical Education and Research. 2016 Apr-Jun;18(2): 76-80.
Abstract: In this prospective study, 50 patients with distal femur fracture were treated using distal femur locking plate. Extra-articular fractures were fixed with minimal invasive technique without exposing the fracture site and intra-articular fractures were treated by open technique. Schatzker and Lambert (1979) criteria is used for functional assessment. In our series majority of the patients were males (70%), predominantly with AO type C fracture. RTA was the major mode of trauma (80%). Average union time was 14.2 weeks and average range of motion was 109.50. According to Schatzker and Lambert's criteria 22 patients had excellent results, 16 patients had good results, 8 patients had fair results and 4 patients had failure. We conclude that this implant should be used in distal femur fractures especially in, fractures with articular extension and comminution. Locking compression plate allows early weight bearing which is an additional advantage for good vocational, mental, social and physical health.
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