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STUDY OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF DISTAL FEMORAL FRACTURES BY DISTAL FEMORAL LOCKING COMPRESSION PLATE OSTEOSYNTHESIS

Ramesh Krishna. K, Manju Adithya Nayak B. S, G. Amrit

Journal Title:Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery
Abstract


A prospective study of 30 patients with closed distal femur fractures (AO classification A, C) of both sexes & above 18 years of age managed surgically by Distal Femoral Locking Compression Plate with the aim of finding its efficacy in terms of union rate (time to union), time of mobilization, functional results, radiological results & complications over a period of 1 year. Minimum of 6 months & maximum of 16 months follow up was done. Patients were evaluated both clinically as well as radio logically at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, 9 months & 12 months. Result of the study showed that the average time to union was 3.83 months. The average range of flexion obtained postoperatively was 111.30. Two contractures & decreased knee movements, four mal-alignment / mal-union, one implant failure & one infection were the residual complications in our study. Mean Neers score was 80.20. Excellent results were seen in 15 cases, satisfactory in 11, unsatisfactory in 3 & 1 case of failure was seen. So the results showed that Locking Compression Plate (LCP) system, is a safe & reliable implant for distal femur fractures AO types A & C.

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