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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 327-328
Prevalence of fracture shaft of femur and outcome: A hospital based study
Rajesh V Patil1, Rajendra Sarode2
1,2Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Background: The epidemiology of fracture shaft of femur is less well studied than that of hip (Femur neck and Intertrochanteric) fractures. Fracture shaft of femur occurs much less frequently than the fractures of proximal femur which are associated with falls and osteoporosis. Fracture shaft of femur is often linked with severe trauma in the younger group of patients. However, earlier studies have reported that the incidence of fracture shaft of femur increases with age. Objective: The present study was done to describe the prevalence of Fracture shaft of femur and its outcome at orthopaedics inpatient department of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: The present clinical study was carried out at orthopaedics department of our tertiary care hospital. Study duration was from Jan 2013 to Dec 2013. Total patients admitted in the orthopaedics ward during the study period were analyzed. Prevalence of Fracture shaft of femur was assessed. Age and sex distribution of the patients and the outcome at orthopaedics inpatient department of a tertiary care hospital was described. Results: Total 2161 patients were admitted at the orthopaedics ward during the study period. Prevalence of Fracture shaft of femur was 12.6% with a total of 272 patients out of 2161 patients. Most of the patients were between 20 - 40 years of age. The average age of study group was 39.7 years. There was a predominance of males with a proportion of 56.25 percent i.e. 153 patients were males out of 272 patients. Outcome was good with most of the patients being discharged with either improvement or recovery from clinical symptoms. There was one patient who took discharge against medical advice and one patient died i.e. mortality of 0.37%.