Assessment of Infections Occurring in Patients Undergoing Treatment with Locking Reconstruction Plates: An Institutional Based Study
Keywords:Reconstruction, Locking Plates, Distal femoral.
Background: The present study was conducted for assessing the incidence of infections occurring in patients undergoing treatment with locking reconstruction plates. Materials & Methods: The study comprised of 30 patients having distal femoral fractures attending Department of Orthopedics, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India) were enrolled. They were randomly selected irrespective of cast, creed, age and sex. Patient having fractures with comminuting, infection, pathological fracture, continuity defect and trauma were taken. The use of a locking reconstruction plate was determined by the attending staff involved in the patient's care. Patient characteristics were noted and include smoking history, and history of previous infection. Postoperative details were enrolled. Evaluation was done will a time period of 12 weeks. All the results were recorded and analysed by SPSS software. Results: Mean VAS at 1st week, 3rd week, 6th week and 12th week was 1.12, 0.52, 0.12 and 0 respectively. Postoperative infections were seen in 6.67 percent of the patients. Conclusion: The authors concluded that absence of major complications in the study corroborates with main biological and mechanical advantages of locking plates.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Rajendra Rayal, Sanjeev Kaler, Vishal Sekhawat, Rakesh Kumar
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.