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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-99

Fibular osteosynthesis in neglected femoral neck fractures

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MLB Medical College, Jhansi, India

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D K Gupta
Type IV/17, MLB Medical College, Jhansi 284 128
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.34449

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Background: Neglected fractures of femoral neck present a problem in management. Method: Twenty five cases of neglected femoral neck fracture in young and middle age were treated by closed reduction and internal fixation by three peripherally placed cannulated cancellous screws, with centrally placed free fibular bone graft. Results: Union occurred in all the 25 cases, one case had avascular necrosis. There was no residual disability at donor site. Twenty four cases had excellent and one case had satisfactory result. Conclusion: Free fibular bone graft with multiple cancellous screws gives good results in treatment of neglected intracapsular fracture neck femur.

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