Functional Outcomes of Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture Fixed with Dynamic Condylar Screw

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Hidayatullah
Muhammad Inam
Muhammad Tariq
Muhammad Jamil

Abstract

Abstract: Background: Orthopedic surgeons find it most difficult to manage subtrochanteric femur fractures because of its notorious location, where difficulties might arise. Various techniques, including intramedullary and extramedullary implant stabilization have been tried with varying level of success.


Objective: Our study aimed to assess the functional results of dynamic condylar screws in sub trochanteric femur fractures in order to aid the underprivileged masses in our area.


Materials and Methods: This prospective observational study was conducted in Akbar Medical Center Dabgari Garden Peshawar, Pakistan from September, 2018 to August, 2022. All patients of either gender having age above 20 years with proximal femoral fracture without concomitant fracture, with negative hepatitis profile and no diabetes were managed using a dynamic condylar screw. Functional outcome of the surgery was evaluated using Harris Hip Score.


Result: There were total 88 patients in the study with male to female ratio of 3:1 having mean age of 33.96±9.63. Postoperative functional outcome in terms of Harris hips score range from 64 to 94 with a mean of 83.87 ±7.27 SD. Excellent functional outcome were observed in 14.8% patients, good results in 64.8% patients, fair outcomes in 11.4% and poor outcome were observed in 9.1% patients.


Conclusion: DCS results are excellent and good functional outcome in majority of patients. Therefore, it can be used as a good alternative to other intra and extramedullary implants fixation.

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Hidayatullah, Inam M, Tariq M, Jamil M. Functional Outcomes of Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture Fixed with Dynamic Condylar Screw. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2024Jun.28 [cited 2024Jul.19];9(2):104-9. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/578
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