Mini Fragment T plate fixation An alternative fixation technique for medial malleolus fractures
|IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Page 11
Conference: North Zone Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, 2014 – Amritsar, India [Click for Full details]
Authors: Sanjeev Jindal
Authors Affiliations: GMC&H Amritsar
Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Sanjeev Jindal
Flat no-18,new medical enclave ,inside govt medical college campus, circular road, Amritsar
Introduction–The osteoarticular fractures are among the common fractures which one comes across while dealing with road side accidents and these fractures have been rightly called the “problem fractures”. Fractures of the malleoli form the major chunk of such problem fractures. Recent understanding of patient reported outcomes along with improved implants and fixation techniques have led to an increased trend toward surgical fixation for most unstable ankle fracture patterns despite patient age. The ideal procedure would be one in which there is good anatomical reduction, secure fixation, least morbidity and excellent functional results.
Material & Methods: Patients admitted in Guru Nanak Dev Hospital with medial mallelous fracture(isolated or associated with other injuries) were treated with Minifragment T plate fixation. Results were evaluated using AOFAS ankle hind foot score.
Results: Excellent results were seen in 80% cases, good results in 12% cases and fair results in 8% cases.
Conclusion: Weighing advantages & disadvantages it was concluded that Minifragment T plate fixation is definitely a effective method for internal fixation of medial mallelous fractures.
|How to Cite this Abstract|
|Jindal Sanjeev. Mini Fragment T plate fixation An alternative fixation technique for medial malleolus fractures. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings. April 2014;1(1):11.|