Volume : 2
Issue : 1
Bipolar arthroplasty for unstable Intertrochanteric fractures of femur
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1Department of Orthopedics, Krishna Institute of Medical sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, AP, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. I.V. Reddy, MS (Ortho), M.Sc (Ortho), UK, FRCS, Consultant Joint Replacement & Trauma Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, AP, India.
Received 15 October 2013; Revised 17 December 2013; Accepted 24 December 2013
Citation: Reddy IV. Bipolar arthroplasty for unstable Intertrochanteric fractures of femur. J Med Sci Res 2014; 2(1):29-33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2014/2-006
Copyright: © 2014 Reddy IV et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Intertrochanteric (IT) fractures of femur are common in elderly people with osteoporotic bones and often the result of minor domestic falls. Osteoporosis coupled with a tendency to fall is responsible for high incidence of hip fractures at this age. Life expectancy of Indian population is steadily increasing and this inturn, increases the geriatric population and the hip fractures.