Osteopetrosis– An Experience of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 56-58| Noufal S, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C.S.

Authors: Noufal S[1], VinodKumar B.P[1], Vikraman C.S. [1]

[1]Department Of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Noufal S,
Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.
E-mail: noufals244@gmail.com


We describe a patient with osteopetrosis who sustained multiple fractures including, right neck of femur fracture left subtrochanteric fracture and left forearm both bone fracture. All fractures were internally fixed. Our patient showed fracture union and successful return to normal activities of daily living. Operative treatment in osteopetrosis fractures are extremely difficult along with associated complications including infection and non union. Our experience shows internal fixation of peritrochanteric fracture with good outcome.
Keywords: Osteopetrosis, Internal fixation, Neck of femur fracture, Subtrochanteric fracture, Both bone fracture forearm.


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How to Cite this Article: Noufal S, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C.S. | Osteopetrosis– An Experience of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 56-58 .

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