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Study of results of ender nailing and cannulated cancellous screw in the treatment of intertrochanteric fracture femur

Bhavik Dalal, Tarkik Amin, Archit Gandhi, Rohit Shah.


Background: Intertrochanteric fracture of femur is one of the most common fractures seen in general population. Till date various fixation devices are used for fixation of this fracture that includes both extra medullary and intramedullary implants. Ender and Simon Weidner popularised the condylocephelic intramedullary nailing for this fracture. But it is seen that fracture treated by ender nailing alone resulted in varus malunion.

Aims & Objective: Along with ender nail we added the cannulated cancellous screw which results in controlled collapse of the fracture with union in anatomic position.

Material and Methods: We studied 50 patients of intertrochanteric fracture treated by ender nail and cannulated cancellous screw between year 2009 to 2011. Follow up assessment was done by Harris hip score.

Results: The union achieved in mean time of 7 weeks. In study of 50 patients we obtained 86% excellent to good results. 14% patient had fair to poor results.

Conclusion: We found that use of Ender nail and cannulated cancellous screw results in fracture union in more anatomical position with better patient compliance and early mobilization.

Key words: Intertrochanteric fracture, Ender nail, Cannulated cancellous screw

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