Comparison of outcomes of supracondylar femur fractures treated with locking compression plate vs supracondylar nail

Abhijeet Sudhir Shroff, Dhammapal Sahebrao Bhamare, Prafulla Herode, Mohan Hansraj Sadaria, Jeegar Mohan Patel

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Objective: To compare the outcomes of supracondylar femur (SC) fractures treated with locking compression plate (LCP) with supracondylar nail (SCN). Methods: Analysis of 90 cases was done out of which 45 were treated with supracondylar nail and 45 with LCP. Results: Results were graded according to Schatzker and Lambert criteria. In LCP group 28 (62.22%) had excellent, 12 (26.66%) had good, 2 (4.44%) had Fair and 3 (6.66%) had poor results while in SCN group 22 had excellent (48.88%), 9 had good (20%), 6 had fair (13.33%) and 8 had poor (17.77%) results. Conclusion: Locking condylar plate group had the best functional result followed by SCN group according to Schatzker and Lambert criteria.

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