Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ASOR) (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 9

Locked Platting for Distal Femur Fractures, Is it a Good Option?

Maged Mohamed Mostafa1*, Ahsan Javaid Butt1, Ahmed Refaat Khamis2, Atul Bandi3 and Adeel Nawab Ditta4

1Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Amman, Jordan

2Consultant Orthopedic Surgery, Benha University Hospital, Egypt

3Orthopedic Registrar, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain

4Orthopedic SHO, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain

*Corresponding Author: Maged Mohamed Mostafa, Consultant Orthopedic Surgery, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain.

Received: August 01, 2020; Published: , 2020

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Abstract

Distal femoral fractures are among the challenging injuries to be rigidly fixed. Different implants for internal fixation have been used with varying degrees of success. The aim of this study is to review the results of using the distal femoral locked plate (DFLP) in treatment of different fracture patterns of the distal femur.

Methods: A retrospective study was performed between 2012 and 2018 on 41 patients with distal femur fractures treated by distal femoral locked plate (DFLP) in King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) of Bahrain. Pritchett rating system was used to assess the functional outcome of those patients. Results: total 41 patients were enrolled in the study. There were 13 males and 28 females. The age ranged between 18 and 94 years with an average of 62.9 years. Thirty four patients were followed up till complete union. The average follow up period was 17.2 months. Functional outcome was excellent in 15 patients, good in 10, fair in 4 and poor in 5 cases. Conclusion: distal femoral locked plate (DFLP) is a reliable implant which offers successful results upon using in treatment of various patterns of distal femur fractures.

Keywords: Comminuted; Distal Femur; Internal Fixation; Locked Plates; Outcome

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Citation

Citation: Maged Mohamed Mostafa., et al. “Locked Platting for Distal Femur Fractures, Is it a Good Option?". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.9 (2020): 10-17.




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