Ipsilateral fracture of femur and tibia, treatment and functional outcome

Kumar, Anoop; Mam, M.K. and Paul, Rajesh (2006) Ipsilateral fracture of femur and tibia, treatment and functional outcome. JK Science, Journal of Medical Education, 8 (1). pp. 42-44. ISSN 0972-1177

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Abstract

We reviewed forty patients with forty-two extremities having ipsilateral fracture of femur and tibia at Christian Medical College Ludhiana. Patients were grouped according to type of injury and the method of treatment Three percent femoral and ten percent tibial fractures developed delayed union out of which bone grafting was done in two femoral and seven tibial fractures. Three(7.2%) tibial fractures developed infected gap non union which were subsequently managed by distraction osteoneogenisis. Eight (29.1%) patients had stiffness of knee with range of movement less than 90 degree. Bad results were found in patients having compound injuries and in juxta articular involvement of both fractures. In our study external fixator was the mainstay of treatment in operative group comprising of ten(23%) femoral and twentythree(55%) tibial fractures because of compound nature of injury and many limbs were salvaged which otherwise could have amputated. Patients in whom rigid internal fixation was used to treat both fractures produced excellent results.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:ORIGINAL (8),1 JK SCIENCE
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ipsilateral, Fractures, Femur, Tibia, Treatment, Limbs
Subjects:Surgical Procedures, Operative > Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Fractures
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Leg Injuries > Tibial Fractures
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Leg Injuries > Femoral Fractures
-Journal Repositories > JK Science
Musculoskeletal System > Skeleton
ID Code:1723
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:07 August 2006

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