Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014
Intracapsular Neck of Femur Fractures Managed by Bipolar Hemi- Arthroplasty-A Clinical Study
Avinash Tolani | Yatin Desai
Abstract: Fracture neck of femur is one of the most common fractures in the elderly population and its incidence is on the rise because of increased longevity; sedentary habits and osteoporosis. Surgical management remains the mainstay of the treatment so as to avoid the complications associated with conservative management which include bed sores; deep vein thrombosis and respiratory infections. Bipolar hemiarthroplasty remains the best modality of management as it is associated with fewer complications and bet ter functional result. This is a study of 35 patients having fracture neck of femur managed by bipolar hemiarthroplasty with a fol low up ranging from 6 months to 36 months. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that bipolar hemiarthroplasty remains the procedu re of choice for the management of fracture neck of femur in the elderly patients. Out Of the 35 patients 21 patients excellent result; 7 patients had good results; 6 patients had satisfactory result and 1 patient had poor result.
Keywords: Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty, Harris Hip Score, Neck of Femur Fracture, Osteoporosis, Geriatic population
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,
Pages: 281 - 284
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