Comparative study of PFN and DHS in the management of intertrochanteric fractures
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2559-2567
AbstractTrochanteric fractures are common in the elderly people. The frequency of these fractures has been increasing primarily due to the increasing life span and sedentary life style. The incidence of trochanteric fractures is more in the female population compared to the male due to increased severity of osteoporosis. The present study consists of 60 adult patients with intertrochanteric fractures of femur who were treated with either DHS and PFN. Cases were selected by simple random sampling, each individual is chosen randomly and entirely by chance. 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. Average hospital stay for PFN patients were 10.5 days and for 14.5 days for DHS patients. Two patients who underwent PFN and two patients who underwent DHS expired within one week after surgery due to systemic complications. Average days were calculated excluding these cases. Delayed complications were accessed after excluding 4 expired cases and 5 case which we lost in follow up.
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