To Study the Functional Outcome of Primary Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in the Management of Unstable Inter-Trochanteric Fracture of Femur among Elderly


Affiliations

  • Department of Orthopaedics, Nashik, Maharshtra, 400610, India
  • Department of Orthopaedics, Nashik, Maharashtra, 400033, India

Abstract

Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the results with regard to function, to restoring proper limb length after surgery and to study the associated complications in intertrochanteric fractures treated by cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty in elderly. Methodology: This is a prospective study of 25 cases of Intertrochanteric fractures admitted to a tertiary care center between August 2013 and November 2015 treated with Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for intertrochanteric fractures. Cases were taken according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: In our study of 25 cases, there were 14 male and 11 female patients with mean age of 72.8 years. 80% of the cases admitted were due to trivial trauma, 20% due to RTA with left side being more common side affected. According to OTA classification Type 31A2.2 fractures accounted for 60% of cases & Type 31A2.3 accounted for 40 %.. Mean duration of hospital stay was 13.2 days and mean time of full weight bearing was 4.7days in our patients. Excellent was seen in 24% cases Fair to Good results were seen in 72% of cases in our study according to Harris Hip Score. Conclusion: From our study we conclude that Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for intertrochanteric fractures in elderly reduced the complications of prolonged immobilisation, prolonged rehabilitation, marked residual deformities and need for revision surgeries. The procedure offered, faster mobilization, rapid return to pre injury level, improved the quality of life.

Keywords

Hemiarthroplasty, Harris Hip Scor, Intertrochanteric Fractures

Subject Discipline

Orthopaedics

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