Treatment of fracture of neck of femur in the aged with hollow compression screw

Wu sheng Kan*, Bi guang Zhou, Heng Huang, Dan mou Xing, Yong hai Peng, Jun wen Wang

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OBJECTIVE: To summarize the clinical results of hollow compression screw in treatment of fracture of neck of femur in the aged. METHODS: From November 1993 to October, 1998, 52 aged patients with several types of fracture of neck of femur were treated; among them, there were 25 males and 27 females aged from 60 to 83 years (70 years on average). There were 48 cases of fresh fracture and 4 cases of old fracture. Forty-two cases were performed closed reduction internal fixation, 10 cases with open reduction internal fixation. RESULTS: All the patients could sit by themselves 4 to 6 days after operation, and could walk with a crutch 10 to 15 days after operation. The mobility of hip joint was nearly normal 4 weeks after operation. All the patients were followed 26 to 84 months, 48.5 months on average. Bone union was achieved in 50 cases, nonunion in 2 cases. The average healing time was 4.7 months. There were no other complications, such as ankylosis and muscular atrophy, but ischemic necrosis in 3 cases. CONCLUSION: This method has following advantages, convenient manipulation, less injury, stable fixation, and the short-term recovery, which avoid some common complications. It is a reliable method worthy of popularizing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalZhongguo xiu fu chong jian wai ke za zhi = Zhongguo xiufu chongjian waike zazhi = Chinese journal of reparative and reconstructive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 07 2002
Externally publishedYes


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