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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Failure of fixation of fracture neck of femur and remedies for management

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Dr. Alok C Agrawal
HOD, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Raipur, CG
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jodp.JODP_10_18

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Failure of fixation is common complication of fracture neck of femur, more common in displaced fractures than in undisplaced fractures. Early diagnosis and treatment of fixation failure is very important for good outcome. Physiological age of patient, status of the hip joint, viability of the femoral head, and presence of occult infection are the factors that should be considered before deciding the suitable salvage procedure. In patients younger than 50 years, preservation of the femoral head is preferred as salvage treatment. Hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty is the choice of salvage for femoral neck fracture nonunions in physiologically older patients.

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