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Research Paper | Orthopedic | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
Evaluation of Functional Outcome in Adults with Fracture Shaft of Femur Treated by Close Intramedullary Interlocking Nail
Abstract: Introduction: To study functional outcome in adults with fracture shaft of femur Treated by close Intramedullary Interlocking Nail ? Intramuscularly Nailing of femur fractures provides a stable fixation construct along the line of axial forces that can be applied using indirect reduction techniques. This method yields high union rates and low complications rates like rotational stability, no damage to extra periosteal soft tissues, minimal potential for contamination. Methodology: Study Centre: Ravindra Nath Tagore Medical College & Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital, Udaipur in Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology. Study Type - Prospective, Inclusion Criteria: All patients between age 20yrs to 60yrs. Type I, II, III Winquest Hansen classification. Grade I Gustillo Anderson compound fracture. Patients willing to give consent and willing for follow - up. Exclusion Criteria: Type IV Winquest Hansen classification, Age Group <20yrs. Pre - existung deformity of femur. Pregnant women. Patients unfit for surgery. Sample Size - 50, Results: 50 cases were operated and followed up. Excellent outcome was observed among 36 (72%) cases, Good outcome aming 10 (20%) cases, 2 (4%) cases show fair outcome followed by poor outcome among 2 (4%) cases. All the patients at the end of 9 months were comfortable to do their day to day activities without any pain. No case required routine implant removal. Conclusion: We conclude that Most of the cases of femoral shaft fracture treated with close Intramuscularly Interlocking Nail technique is treatment of choice. This method yields high union rates, and had load sharing property, Rotational stability, Torsional Rigidity Early Mobilization and shortened Hospital stay.
Keywords: Femur Fractures, Winquest Hansen, Union Rate, IMIL Nail
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1426 - 1429