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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 362-367

Study of prevalence and operative results of fracture shaft femur in adults

Department of Orthopaedics, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Paldi 380006, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Poojan V Shah
Department of Orthopaedics, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Paldi 380006, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mgmj.mgmj_117_22

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Background: Being the principal weight bearing of the lower limb, fractures related to the femur pose a threat to humans and affect the overall quality of life. Conservative management is no longer preferred, and stable internal fixation is the modality of treatment these days. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this article is to study the operative outcomes of fixation of fracture shaft femur in terms of union, stability, functional outcomes, and complications. Materials and Methods: This study is a retrospective study of 35 patients with proximal, mid-shaft, and extra-articular distal shaft femur fractures admitted to Smt. SCL Municipal Hospital for 3 years from May 2019 to May 2022. Results: The results showed improvement in all the functional and radiological outcomes. More than 70% of the patients achieved greater than 125° of knee flexion. The radiological union of fractures was 4.4 months in our study. According to Neer’s score, 33 patients scored excellent to satisfactory. Conclusion: Internal fixation of fractures in the femoral shaft is an absolute must and has gained widespread acceptance as implants and technology have improved. The rationale for internal fixation is that it restores anatomical alignment and allows early mobilization of the patient and limb.

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