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Intertrochanteric Fractures of the Femur: Results of Treatment with 95° Condylar Blade Plate

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Wichai Suriyajakyuthana MD*

* Orthopaedic Section, Taksin Hospital

Abstract


The aim of the present study was to analyze patients treated with 95° Condylar Blade Plate and to describe the technique that can prevent complications. 69 patients with closed intertrochanteric femoral fractures were treated by one surgeon using the 95° Condylar Blade Plate, and it was found that 56 of them met the minimum 10 months follow up requirement. 53 patients (94%) healed after the procedure. There were 4 patients (7%) requiring surgical intervention. One patient required bipolar arthroplasty because of the cutting through of the implant, two patients needed repeated open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with bone graft due to delayed union and broken implant, and one patient had an infection which was resolved after debridement and a course of antibiotics. The surgical time averaged 45 minutes and blood loss averaged 150 ml. It appeared that open reduction and internal fixation using the 95° Condylar Blade Plate was effective in treating patients with intertrochanteric femoral fractures. The surgical time and blood loss were minimized. Early patient rehabilitation was initiated, and the complications were decreased.

Keyword : Intertrochanteric femoral fractures, 95° Condylar Blade Plate



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