Muhammad Asif, Yaqoob-ur Rehman, Sardar Sohail Afsar.
Outcome of dynamic hip screw with trochanteric stabilizing plate in treatment of unstable intertrochanteric femoral fractures in elderly patients.
Professional Med J Jan ;29(01):31-5.
Objective: To know about the outcome of dynamic hip screw with trochanteric stabilizing plate in treatment of unstable inter-trochanteric femoral fractures in elderly patients. Study Design: Descriptive study. Setting: Maqsood Medical Complex, Pak Medical Centre and Habib Medical Complex. Period: August 2016 to July 2018. Material & Methods: Total of 70 patients with unstable inter-trochanteric fracture and age above 60 years were included in the study. The fracture was fixed with dynamic hip screw and trochanteric stabilizing plate. Patients were evaluated every month after surgery for healing of fracture. Final functional outcome was measured at 6 months after surgery with Harris Hip Score. Results: Out of 70 patients 44 (63%) were females and 26 (37%) were males. Mean age was 74.34(SD + 08.31) years with range of 60 to 87 years. Mean Harris Hip Score at 6 months was 85% with standard deviation of 4. Ten (14%) patients had excellent, 40 (58%) patients had good, 16 (23%) patients fair and 4 (5%) patients poor functional outcome. Conclusion: Excellent and good functional outcome can be achieved in unstable inter-trochanteric fractures fixed with dynamic hip screw and trochanteric stabilizing plate in majority of patients.
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