Abstract

ANALYSIS OF LOCKED COMPRESSION PLATING IN OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Author(s): Santhosh Kumar M. N

The study was conducted in Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala over a period of seven years from 2006 to 2013. The study included 480 osteoporotic fractures whose BMD was assessed in pelvic X-rays based on Singh’s index and internal fixation was either by open method or by minimally invasive method using LCP.7 The study included 380 male patients and 100 female patients who had osteoporotic bones due to various causes. The ages of the patients varied from 48 years to 74 years (mean age was 61 years), of which 288 patients (60%) were from 40 to 60 years of age and 192 patients (40%) were 60 years or more. Average duration of healing, complications and its rate, post-operative rehabilitation time all were assessed.