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TRAUMATOLOGY
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 232-234

Reposition osteotomy for fracture neck of femur - A simplified technique of surgery and assessment of results


Department of Orthopaedics, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajendra Nath
New Type 4, Medical Campus, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.34501

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Background : Delayed presentation of femoral neck fracture poses problem of management. Methods: Sixteen patients of fracture neck femur were treated with repositioning osteotomy and osteosynthesis with a 120 o double angle blade plate. Ten patients had Pauwel's type II and 6 had type III fracture. Results : The average period for fracture healing was 14.87 weeks. No patient developed avascular necrosis. The average duration of follow up was 25 months. A new scoring system has been described. The results were excellent in four; good in nine; satisfactory in two and poor in one case. Conclusion : Reposition osteotomy provides stability and union in femoral neck fractures.


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