IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Page 4
Conference: North Zone Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, 2014 – Amritsar, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Dr Sargun Singh, Dr J P S Walia, Dr Sudhir Sethi, Dr Ashutosh Garg [1]
Authors Affiliations:[1] GMC, Patiala, India
Address of Correspondence:
Dr Ashutosh Garg, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. GMC, Patiala, India
Email: ashutoshgarg29@gmail.com


Abstract                                                                                                                 

Incidence of fractures of long bones is increasing day by day due to increased road traffic accidents and other domestic accidents leading to increased incidence of severe open fractures of limbs. These patients are usually operated upon several times for stablisation or to eradicate infection, which in turn produces scarring of the soft tissues and devitilisation of any surviving bone. Compound fractures with infection are perhaps the most common cause of non union. In the present study 30 patients of nonunion (infected / non-infected) of long bones underwent treatment by application of monolateral rail fixator and results were evaluated. It was concluded that with the use of the rail fixator, union can be achieved in most cases of non union of long bones fractures, infection eradicated, deformities corrected, limb length re-established and at the same time function of the limb maintained.


How to Cite this Abstract
Singh S, Walia JPS, Sethi S, Garg A. Treatment of Non Union of Long Bones by Application of Rail Fixator. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings. April 2014;1(1):4.