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A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS

SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao.

Abstract
Fractures of femoral shaft are among the most common fractures that orthopaedist. The following
study attempts to analyse the effectiveness of interlocking nail in management of diaphyseal fracture of femur so
as to return the patient to functional pre- fracture state as soon as possible. This study comprises of 66 cases of
fracture shaft of femur admitted during the study period and selection of these cases were at random. Among the
66 cases considered for closed intramedullary nailing, closed nailing was not possible in 4 cases due to soft tissue
interposition and delayed fixation, so we opened the fracture site and hence these cases were excluded from the
study. There were 5 cases of Gustillo-Anderson type I open fracture which were treated with interlocking nail.
Most of the cases were seen within 24 hours (44 cases), some were seen between 24-48 hours (12 cases) and
remaining 4 cases after 48 hours. The interval between injury and operative intervention ranged from 2 to 15 days
with an average of 6 days. The delay was due to poor medical condition or associated head injury. The mean time
of fracture union in our study was 16.5 wks (range 13 to 28 wks). . Closed intramedullary interlocking nailing has
now become the treatment of choice for closed diaphyseal fractures of femur in adults especially those with high
comminution, long spiral and segmental fractures.

Key words: Diaphyseal fractures, Femur, Interlocking nail, Adults


 
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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212


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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=39373 [Access: August 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212


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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(17): 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao (2020) A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. JCR, 7 (17), 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. 2020. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



Chicago Style

SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. "A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao. "A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 1665-1670. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212



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SANDEEP SARAF, K. R. R. Gandhi, S. S. Prasada Rao (2020) A CLINICAL STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY CLOSED INTRA MEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL IN ADULTS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 1665-1670. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.212