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Treatment of Supracondylar Fracture of Distal Femur with Condylar Locking Compression Plating

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 1468-1470

Keywords : Supracondylar fracture of femur; Condylar locking compression plate; Extra medullary load bearing device; Neers score; Early bony union;

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Aim- To know the outcomes of condylar locking compression plating in treatment of supracondylar fracture of distal femur in Regional Institute of Medical Science, Manipur, Imphal, India. Introduction Distal femur (supracondylar and intercondylar) fractures occur at approximately one-tenth the rate of proximal femur fractures and make up to 6 % of all femur fractures. There is a bimodal distribution of fractures based on age and gender. Material and Methods In Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, thirty consecutive patients with supracondylar fracture of distal femur treated with condylar locking compression plating with follow up period of 6 months. Results Based on the assessment parameters (Neers Score) used in this study, 25 patients (83.33 %) had excellent, 3 patients (13.33) had good outcome and 1 fair (3.33) in the final result. Conclusion Locking compression plate fixation with minimal periosteum and vascular traumatization, is a safe procedure for complex distal third femoral fractures. With an excellent functional outcome, early clinical and radiological union and it can be done on a routine basis with a minimum of complications.

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