Assessment Of Functional Outcome Of OTA Type-C Distal Femur Fracture Treated With Locking Compression Plates

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Dr. Ravindra B Gunaki , Dr. Sandeep Patil , Dr. Santosh Takale


Background: Distal femoral fractures accounts for 7% of all femoral fractures. These fractures usually occur either in males between 15–24 years or elderly females over 60 years of age. The present study was conducted to assess functional outcome of OTA type-C distal femur fracture fixed with locking compression plates.

Materials & Methods: 85 patients of distal femoral fractures of both genders were treated with locking compression plates. Parameter such as mode of injury, side, fracture subtype and outcome were recorded.

Results: Out of 85 patients, males were 52 and females were 33. We found that mode of injury was RTA in 56, fall in 19 and others in 10. Fracture subtype was C1 in 35, C2 in 30 and C3 in 20. Laterality was left in 37 and right in 48. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Complications were deep infection in 4, reduction loss in 2, shortening in 3 and knee stiffness in 1. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).

Conclusion: Locking compression plates are effective method in management of distal femur fractures. It gives excellent stability and helps to maintain the length and alignment of the limb.

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