A Prospective Study on Functional Outcome of Fracture Supracondylar and Inter Condylar Fracture of Femur Treated With Locking Plates
Outcome of Fracture Supracondylar and Inter Condylar Fracture of Femur
Background: Distal femur fracture accounts for 3-6% of all femur fractures. Management is difficult as mostly fractures are unstable, communited with articular extension with extensive surrounding soft tissue injury. The introduction of distal femur LCP has brought a drastic difference in management of supracondylar and intercondylar fractures. Aim: To evaluate the functional outcome of distal femur fractures treated with distal femoral LCP. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted at the Department of Orthopedics, Muzaffarnagar Medical College ,Muzaffarnagar during January 2018-2019 period .A total of 10 patients were included in the study. The method used for fixation was closed or open reduction and internal fixation with distal femoral LCP. All the patients were followed up for a period of one year and functional outcome was assessed according to Neer’s score system. Results: On evaluation according to Neer’s criteria our results were as follows-Out of 10 patients 3(30%) had excellent, 6(60%) had satisfactory and 1(10%) had unsatisfactory result. Conclusion: We conclude that locking plate provides the advantage of combining conventional screw capacity with fixed angle technology, that fixed angle screw provide stable fixation in small articular block, protecting against collapse and loss of alignment in osteoporotic patients.