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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-174

Internal fixation of adult diaphyseal both bone forearm fractures using locking compression plate


Department of Orthopaedics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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A Mahendra Singh
Department of Orthopaedics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal - 795 001, Manipur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.148512

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Introduction: Fractures involving the bones of forearm may result in severe loss of function unless adequately treated. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of locking compression plate (LCP) for the treatment of adult diaphyseal both bone forearm fractures. Materials and Methods: This study conducted in the Department of Orthopedics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal from September 2010 to June 2013 included 36 patients with 72 fractures. Operative time, callus formation, functional outcome, and complications were recorded. Results: Mean operative time forthe LCP fixation was 70.25 min. The time for callus formation and mean time to bone union was significant. However, overall functional outcome was good. One patient developed superficial infection. Conclusion: In this prospective study involving fixation of diaphyseal both bone forearm fractures using LCP, the outcomes were good in terms of final functional outcomes, mean operating time, callus formation, and mean time to bone union.


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