A study on clinical profile of patients with intertrochanteric fractures at a tertiary care hospital
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2553-2558
AbstractIntertrochanteric fractures are commonly seen in elderly people. Fracture is often caused by trivial trauma (Domestic fall). Elderly people are prone to these fractures mostly because of some of the following risk factors like advancing age osteoporosis, visual impairment, malnutrition, neurological impairment, reduced physical activity, reduced muscle power, reduced protective reflexes. This study was carried out to compare the results of intertrochanteric fractures treated with DHS and PFN. All the 60 patients were asked to follow up at regular intervals. Most of our patients were 50 years and above. In them domestic fall (fall at home) and trivial trauma was main reason behind fracture while in road traffic accident (RTA) young patients were affected. Amongst the 30 cases operated by PFN, 12(40%) patients were found to have proximal femoral fractures on the left side while 18(60%) patients were having fracture on the right side. Amongst the 30 cases operated by DHS, 16(%) patients were found to have proximal femoral fractures on the left side while 14 (47%) patients were having fracture on the right side.
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