Jishnu Pr. Baruah1
ABSTRACT: When there is the need to salvage the head of femur in a young patient with pathological intracapsular fracture of neck femur, the options are limited and there are not too many references in contemporary literatures. Traditional fixation methods are found to have many disadvantages in this setting due to the weak bone and the lack of sufficient stability to support any structural grafts. Fixation devices with side plates that also provide sufficient axial stiffness should theoretically provide the optimum environment for the incorporation of the grafts and revascularization and union of the head. The proximal femoral locking compression plate would be one such device and it can also be used for fibular osteosynthesis in other such situations.