Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 12, Pages: 1681-1684
Anand B. Jabshetty
Department of Orthopedics, BRIMS Medical College, Bidar, Karnataka-585401, India
Hip fractures are devastating injuries that most commonly affect the elderly and have tremendous impact on both the health care system and society in general. Despite marked improvements in implant design, surgical technique and patient care, hip fractures continue to consume a potential proportion of our health care resources. In our study of 20 cases (male 16: female 4), age group (21-80 years), trochanteric fractures were treated using Dynamic hip screw at Government District Hospital and Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital, Gulbarga, India from March 2002 to August 2004. In the study, trochanteric fractures were common in old age group as a result of slip or fall with right sided predominance in the present study, particular gender was predominantly affected (80% were males). Trochanteric fractures were common in elderly population following trivial trauma such as slip or fall.
Keywords: Trochanteric, Intracapsular, Fractures.
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