Functional Outcome of Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in Fracture Neck of Femur; Prospective Study

Vol 31 | Issue 1 | Jan – Jun 2018 | page: 24-30 | T V Shyam Gopal, K Rajaram, Suresh Paul.

Authors: T V Shyam Gopal [1], K Rajaram [1], Suresh Paul  [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Lisie Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. T V Shyam Gopal,
Department of Orthopaedics,
Lisie Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.


Introduction: Hip fractures are the most devastating injuries in the elderly. Fractures of neck of femur have always presented great challenges to orthopaedicians and remains in many ways today THE UNSOLVED FRACTURE (as was called many years ago by Dickson and Nicoll) as far as treatment and results are concerned. A prospective observational study on functional outcome of cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty in fracture neck of femur Duration: From April 1st 2016 to March 31th 2017. After analyzing functional results we conclude that the method is easy to learn, well tolerated by aged patients, early ambulation is possible thus lessening the chance of developing pulmonary complications and bed sores significantly and a re surgery is less frequently required. This also improves their quality of life and the ability to go back to their original functional status much earlier. Hence bipolar hemiarthroplasty should be considered as one of the modalities of the treatment of neck of femur fractures in elderly.
Keywords: Bipolar hemiarthroplasty, fracture neck of femur


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How to Cite this Article: Gopal V S, Rajaram K, Paul S. Functional Outcome of Cemented Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in Fracture Neck of Femur Prospective Study. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics Jan- Jun 2018;31(1):24-30.


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