International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 1

Comparative Studies | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021


A Prospective Study of Functional Outcome of Locking Compression Plate Fixation Over Dynamic Condylar Screw Fixation in the Treatment of Distal Femur Fractures

Dr. Vinoth Kumar, Dr. Ramesh


Abstract: Aim: To analyse and compare the functional outcome of distal femur fractures treated with Locking Compression Plate fixation and Dynamic Condylar Screw fixation Materials and Methods: Our study is a prospective study conducted in Department of orthopedics, Government Dharmapuri Medical College and Hospital, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu from July 2015 to January 2021. Patients admitted with distal femur fractures are selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. We have followed Muller Classification for distal femur fractures, based on which treatment modalities determined. Our study sample size is 25 patients, of which 10 patients were treated with dynamic condylar screw and 15 patients with distal femur locking compression plate. We have used Extensile Lateral approach to fix the fracture with patient supine with sand bag underneath knee. Fractures treated with either LCP and DCS followed in standard protocol and evaluated in serial follow up. Functional outcome analyzed using standard scoring system called Hospital for Special Surgery. Result: In our study Males are more affected with 80% and age group 40 - 50 years more commonly involved with 28%. Mode of injury Road traffic accidents in 76% patients and 24% in accidental fall.11 patients got associated injuries. Muller sub type C2, C3 accounts for 40% of patients. Open injuries of type I and II accounts for 20% of all fractures. Distal femur fractures treated with DCS shows 60% excellent and good outcome and 40% shows fair and poor outcome, whereas those treated with LCP shows 66.6% excellent and good results and 33.3% fair and poor results. Overall in our study 64% excellent and good outcome and 36% poor outcome. Muller subtype - A fractures with both LCP and DCS showed similar results whereas for Muller subtype C, LCP showed very good results when compared to DCS.5 Patients shown complications like superficial wound infection, deep infection. Conclusion: Fractures of distal femur are more common in high velocity injuries and occur in middle aged men and old age women. Most fractures were comminuted. Locking compression plate [LCP] appears to be technically an ideal implant for comminuted distal femoral fractures with proper physiotherapy produced excellent results, whereas extra articular distal femoral fracture with Type A fractures LCP and DCS shown similar results. However large study group and long follow up needed for accurate functional outcome.


Keywords: Locking Compression Plate, Dynamic Condylar Screw, Distal Femur Fracture


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,


Pages: 137 - 141


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Vinoth Kumar, Dr. Ramesh, "A Prospective Study of Functional Outcome of Locking Compression Plate Fixation Over Dynamic Condylar Screw Fixation in the Treatment of Distal Femur Fractures", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR211031220803, Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021, 137 - 141

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address


Similar Articles with Keyword 'Locking Compression Plate'

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1512 - 1519

Clinicoradiological Outcome of Intra Articular Distal End Radius Fracture with Volar Locking Plates

Shreekar Arte, Amit Dave

Share this Article

Downloads: 111

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020

Pages: 803 - 804

Periprosthetic Femur Fracture Fixation with Cable-Plate Fixation

Dr. N. Prudhvi Raj

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Locking'

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1512 - 1519

Clinicoradiological Outcome of Intra Articular Distal End Radius Fracture with Volar Locking Plates

Shreekar Arte, Amit Dave

Share this Article

Downloads: 95

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2020

Pages: 1112 - 1114

Dropped Hallux after Interlocking Nailing of Tibial Fractures

Senthilkumar Ranganathan, Kartheesan Ganesan

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Compression'

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1512 - 1519

Clinicoradiological Outcome of Intra Articular Distal End Radius Fracture with Volar Locking Plates

Shreekar Arte, Amit Dave

Share this Article

Downloads: 28

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Pages: 529 - 532

A Study of Conservative versus Operative Management in Lumbar Disc Disease

Dr. Janak Rathod, Dr. Pradipkumar Ishvarbhai Paraliya, Dr. Vidit Pathak

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Plate'

Downloads: 1

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021

Pages: 1028 - 1031

Complex Elbow Dislocation with Ipsilateral Humeral Shaft Fracture Management

Venkata Rajesh Sanapala, Dr. S. Jagan Mohan

Share this Article

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1512 - 1519

Clinicoradiological Outcome of Intra Articular Distal End Radius Fracture with Volar Locking Plates

Shreekar Arte, Amit Dave

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Dynamic'

Downloads: 175

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, Malaysia, Volume 9 Issue 6, June 2020

Pages: 51 - 56

Lumbar Segmental Motion: A Correlation of Clinical Symptoms with MRI and Dynamic Radiograph

Esmat SM, Wan Zainuddin WAR, Tiw ZS, Razip S, Laili SAL, Rohidayah AM

Share this Article

Downloads: 105

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020

Pages: 1527 - 1532

A Comparitive Study of Functional Outcome of Three Methods of Internal Fixation in a Comminuted Supracondylar Fracture Femurin Post Menopausal Women

Dr. Mohamed Shakeeb KU, Dr. Gijo AJ, Dr. Abdul Asraf V

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Condylar'

Downloads: 105

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020

Pages: 1527 - 1532

A Comparitive Study of Functional Outcome of Three Methods of Internal Fixation in a Comminuted Supracondylar Fracture Femurin Post Menopausal Women

Dr. Mohamed Shakeeb KU, Dr. Gijo AJ, Dr. Abdul Asraf V

Share this Article

Downloads: 125

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020

Pages: 1481 - 1484

A Comprehensive Study of Functional Outcome in Supracondylar Intercondylar Fracture of Humerus in Adults

Dr. V. R. Sata, Dr. Akash Agarwal

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Screw'

Downloads: 0

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021

Pages: 847 - 849

Outcome of Operative fixation of Fracture Neck of Femur in Young Adults

Dr. P. Venkatesan, Dr. S. Kumaravel, Dr. M. Dinesh

Share this Article

Downloads: 1

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021

Pages: 853 - 858

Radiological and Functional Outcome of Short Segment Posterior Stabilization with Intermediate Pedicle Screw in Single Level Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: A Prospective Study

Anoop Tiwari, Arun Vaishy, Mahendra Singh, Rama Kishan, Hitesh Rulaniya, Rahul Anand

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Distal'

Downloads: 1

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021

Pages: 1028 - 1031

Complex Elbow Dislocation with Ipsilateral Humeral Shaft Fracture Management

Venkata Rajesh Sanapala, Dr. S. Jagan Mohan

Share this Article

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1512 - 1519

Clinicoradiological Outcome of Intra Articular Distal End Radius Fracture with Volar Locking Plates

Shreekar Arte, Amit Dave

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Femur'

Downloads: 0

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021

Pages: 847 - 849

Outcome of Operative fixation of Fracture Neck of Femur in Young Adults

Dr. P. Venkatesan, Dr. S. Kumaravel, Dr. M. Dinesh

Share this Article

Downloads: 14

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021

Pages: 532 - 538

Functional and Radiological Outcomes in Ipsilateral Femur and Tibiafractures (Floating Knee)

Vanamali Seetharam, Somashekar Doddabhadre Gowda, Sunil Basavarajanna, Shreekantha KS

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Fracture'

Downloads: 0

Research Paper, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021

Pages: 200 - 207

Functional Outcome of Infected Non Union in Fractures of Long Bones Treated by Distraction Osteogenesis using Limb Reconstruction System

Dr. K. Ramesh, Dr. N. Vinothkumar

Share this Article

Downloads: 0

Case Studies, Orthopaedic Surgery, India, Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021

Pages: 847 - 849

Outcome of Operative fixation of Fracture Neck of Femur in Young Adults

Dr. P. Venkatesan, Dr. S. Kumaravel, Dr. M. Dinesh

Share this Article
Top