A Neglected Case of Bilateral Hip Fractures and Other Fractures with Delayed Diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism as Cause

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 38-41 | Sanjay Chhawra, Arun Kumar N Kambar, Ravi Gupta


Author: Sanjay Chhawra [1], Arun Kumar N Kambar [1], Ravi Gupta [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Jaipur Golden Hospital , 2 Institutional Area ,Sec 3 Rohini Delhi 110085.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sanjay Chhawra
A-144 Gaytri Vihar Bagh Mughaliya, Bhopal. MP. India.
E-mail: sanjaychhawra@yahoo.com


Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disease characterized by hypercalcemia attributable to autonomous overproduction of PTH ParaThyroid Hormone.Primary hyperparathyroidism PHPT is prevalent in approximately 1% of adult population with F;M 3;1. The disease affects multiple systems –Musculosketal, CVS, G.Urinary, Abdomen and Endocrine. Primary hyperparathyroidism present with classic signs and symptoms of hypercalcaemia. Non-specific symptoms may include muscle weakness, thirst, polyuria, anorexia and weight loss along with pathological fractures.The treatment of choice is parathroidectomy after proper investigation.
Case Report: A 40 yrs Male presented with Pain, Swelling and Deformity over Bilateral Hip, Right Shoulder, Right Hand and Right Clavicular Region. Unable to bear weight since 1 year. Along with its General Complaint of Weakness, Joint Pain, Abdominal Pain with clinical syptoms and operated right sided hip after proper investigation patient was diagnosed Hyperparathyridism with B/L Hip fracture {unusual presentation }multiple fractures with implant failure .After Parathyroidectomy and regular follow fracture fixation was done later with calcium supplementation the outcome was satisfactory.
Conclusions: Repeatedly multiple fractures must be investigated with appropriate and precise routine serum biochemical along with PTH Vitamin D Thyroid profile to diagnose endocrine disorder as in this case diagnosed as Hyperparathyroidism.With Clinical examination of neck as specific site with extremities, deformities and systemic examination is essential. USG Neck as routine investigation for this disease. After parathyroidectomy and regular follow up is done. Afterwards fracture fixation is done as secondary procedure with adequate calcium and vitamin D correction give good prognosis better union with best possible outcome. This is rare presentation of PHPT with B/L Hip fracture and other fractures deformities is an excellent example of an endocrine disease that is best managed by a multidisciplinary approach and long term patient follow up.
Keywords: Primary Hyperparathroidism PHPT, Pathological fracture, PTH Parathyroid Hormone.


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The Management of the Displaced Fracture Neck Femur by Dynamic Compression Hip Screw with Derotation Screw

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 29-33 | Wasudeo mahadeo Gadegone, Bhaskaran Shivashankar, Rajendra Chandak, Piyush Gadegone.


Author: Wasudeo mahadeo Gadegone [1], Bhaskaran Shivashankar [2], Rajendra Chandak [3], Piyush Gadegone [4].

[1] GMC Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India.
[2] Iyer Orthopaedic Hospital, Solapur, India
[3] Chandak Nursing Home Nagpur Maharashtra India.
[4] Sion Hospital, Mumbai, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. W.M. Gadegone,
Vivek Nagar Mul-Road Chandrapur 442402, Maharashtra, India.
Email: gadegone123@yahoo.co.in


Introduction: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of displaced intracapsuar fracture neck femur managed by dynamic hip screw (DHS) with derotation screw treated within ten days of injury in patients younger than 60 years.
Materials and methods: This was a prospective study, carried out between December 2010 to December 2016. A total of 42 patients younger than 60 yrs of age with displaced intracapsular fracture neck femur (Garden III and IV, Pauwels III, with the comminution) presenting to the hospital within 2-10 days were included in the study. Data analysis and statistical analysis was done by using SPSS using appropriate tests.
Results: There were 27 males and 15 females, age ranging from 21 to 60 years (mean42.4±10.2 years). There were twenty seven Garden III while fifteen fractures were Garden IV. In forty fractures (95.2 %) average time to union was 3.7 months [3-5 months]. Radiographic evidence of avascular necrosis was seen in four cases(9.5%) and two patients(4.7%) developed non-union of the fracture .There were no cut-outs and breakage of implant .Two patients developed isolated coxa vara ( 120-124°) with backing of screws. Mean shortening of the injured limb was 2 -4 mm in twenty four patients without any functional impairment. Functional results were evaluated by Harris Hip Score. Excellent results were achieved in thirty four (81%), good/fair in six (14.2%) and poor in two (4.8%)patients.
Conclusion: Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) with derotation screw is a good implant for the fixation of the displaced fracture neck femur with excellent to good radiological and functional outcome.
Keywords: Fracture neck femur, transcervical/ subcapital fracture, cannulated cancellous screw, dynamic hip screw, avascular necrosis, nonunion.


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Biological dynamic condylar screw fixation for management of Peritrochanteric hip fractures

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 25-28 | Ninad Ashok Godghate, Neha Ninad Godghate, Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane, Shriniwas Yemul, Shivraj Suryawanshi.


Author: Ninad Ashok Godghate [1] , Neha Ninad Godghate [1], Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane [2], Shriniwas Yemul [3], Shivraj Suryawanshi [4].

[1] Consultant Grace Ortho Clinic Rajiv Nagar T-Point Wardha Road, Nagpur.
[2] FICS, Consultant, Suyog Hospital, Sakri road, Dhule.
[3] Ashwini Rural Medical College and Research Centre, Kumbhari, Solapur
[4] Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alexis Hospital Nagpur

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ninad Godghate,
1, Satpute Layout, Somalwada, Wardha Road, Nagpur-440025
E-mail: drninadgodghate@gmail.com


Introduction: Inspite of routine encounters, hip fractures have the capacity to perplex even experienced orthopaedic surgeons at times. Management of these fractures has evolved with time and soft tissue preserving techniques have gained importance. Through this study we have attempted to analyse the results of traditional dynamic condylar screw plate construct used in a biological manner for treatment of peritrochanteric hip fractures.
Material & Methods: 18 patients in the age group of 22 to 78 years with post traumatic unstable intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures in a pre-operative normal limb were included. All cases were operated within 5 days of trauma and were advised non weight bearing mobilisation for 6 weeks.
Results: Union was achieved in all cases with average duration of 14.6 weeks. 14 patients regained pre-fracture activities.
0.5 cm lengthening was seen in 2 cases.
Conclusion: Biological plating with dynamic condylar screw plate construct is a good modality for treatment of peritrochanteric hip fractures. There is a learning curve like any other surgical technique and results can be improved over time with proper patient selection and planning.
Keywords: Biological, Dynamic condylar screw, unstable, Peritrochanteric fractures


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How to Cite this article:  Godghate NA , Godghate NN, Saindane KA, Yemul S, Suryawanshi S. Biological dynamic condylar screw fixation for management of Peritrochanteric hip fractures. Trauma International May -Aug 2018;4(1):25-28.


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Functional outcome of Unstable Inter-trochanteric femur fracture patients treated with Trochanteric fixation nail

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 22-24 | Yashwant J. Mahale, Vikram V. Kadu.


Author: Yashwant J. Mahale [1], Vikram V. Kadu [1].

[1] ACPM Medical College , Dhule – 424001 , Maharashtra India.
[2] Mahale Accident Hospital , Dhule, Maharashtra India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Vikram V Kadu,
C/O Vilas Shamrao Kadu, Plot no. 20, Kadu House, Barde layout, Katol Road, Nagpur – 440013
Email: vikram1065@gmail.com


Introduction: Inter-trochanteric fractures are disabling injuries that most commonly affect the elderly
population. These fractures have a tremendous impact on both the health care system and society in general. These fractures can be managed by conservative methods, but mal-union and complications of prolonged immobilization is the result. Thus, surgery by internal fixation is the ideal choice. DHS was the gold standard treatment for inter trochanteric fractures before intra-medullary devices were developed. These devices have the advantage of shorter lever arm causing less tensile strain on the implant, controlled fracture impaction due to incorporation of sliding hip screw, shorter operative duration and less soft tissue dissection. In view of these considerations, present study is taken up to assess the outcome in terms of adequacy of fixation and results.
Methods: This is a retrospective study including 40 patients of unstable inter-trochanteric fracture treated with trochanteric fixation nail. Mean age group of patient was 61.78 years.
Results: Functional results were assessed in all 40 cases at follow up. Excellent results were noted in 27 cases, good in 10, fair in 3 and none had poor result. Anatomical results were assessed by presence or absence of shortening and range of movements.
Conclusion: The trochanteric fixation nail is a good minimally invasive implant for unstable inter-trochanteric fracture with less blood loss and soft tissue damage.
Keywords: Unstable inter-trochanteric fractures, shortening, trochanteric fixation nail.


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Role of Antibiotic Cement-coated Nailing in Infected Nonunion of Tibia

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 18-21 | Clevio Desouza,Vinod Nair, Amit Chaudhary, Harshal Hurkat, Shiju George.

Author: Clevio Desouza [1],Vinod Nair [1], Amit Chaudhary [1], Harshal Hurkat [1], Shiju George [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Dr D.Y.Patil Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Clevio Desouza,
Department of Orthopaedics, Dr D.Y.Patil Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: ceviod@gmail.com


Introduction: The infection of long bones along with its nonunion is a chronic and debilitating disorder. It becomes difficult to deal with the situation in which the implant which is used for internal fixation itself becomes a potential media for infection because of the formation of biofilms and adhesions. Traditionally, this situation is managed by a two-stage procedure for controlling the infection first and then treating the nonunion. This study has been undertaken to explore antibiotic cement-coated nailing as a single stage treatment modality for achieving stability and treating of the infection at the same time.
Materials and Methods: 20 patients (above 18years of age) with nonunion of tibia associated with infection with bone gap <2 cm were managed using antibiotic cement-coated Kuntscher nail. Antibiotics used were a combination of vancomycin and teicoplanin.
Results: Infection was controlled in 95% of the patients. Bony union was achieved in 12 of 20 (60%) patients with antibiotic cement nailing as the only procedure with average time of union of 32 weeks. Bone grafting or exchange nailing type additional procedures were required in the remaining eight patients, and this was done in six patients, with union of the fracture. Two patients refused to undergo further procedures. The various complications encountered during this study were difficult nail removal in three cases, broken nail in two cases, and bent nail in 1 case. Recurrence of infection was observed in two patients. The average period of follow-up was 12 months.
Conclusion: Antibiotic cement impregnated nailing is a simple, economical, and effective single-stage procedure for the management of infected nonunion of the tibia. It has many advantages over external fixators, as it eliminates the complications and has good patient compliance. The method utilizes existing easily available instrumentation and is technically demanding and therefore can be performed at any hospital.
Keywords: Nonunion, infected, antibiotic, cement, nailing.


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How to Cite this article:  Desouza C, Nair V, Chaudhary A, Hurkat H, George S. Role of Antibiotic Cement-coated Nailing in InfectedNonunion of Tibia. Trauma International May-Aug 2018;4(1):18-21.


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Cannulated Schanz Pin: A Novel Concept for Intraosseous Antibiotic Delivery

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 15-17 | Ninad Ashok Godghate, Neha Ninad Godghate, Ashok Shyam, Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane

Author: Ninad Ashok Godghate [1], Neha Ninad Godghate [1], Ashok Shyam [2], Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane [3].

[1] Consultant Grace Ortho Clinic Rajiv Nagar T-Point Wardha Road, Nagpur.
[2] Sancheti Institute, Pune
[3] FICS, Consultant, Suyog Hospital, Sakri road, Dhule.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ninad Ashok Godghate,
Consultant Grace Ortho Clinic Rajiv Nagar T-Point Wardha Road, Nagpur.
Email: drninadgodghate@gmail.com


Infection control and prevention is the first step in any orthopaedic procedure because its treatment can be challenging and complicated. Complex bony architecture, precarious blood supply and presence of biofilm make eradicating infection a difficult task. Local antibiotic delivery in such cases has proved successful as it provides high concentration of antimicrobial agents and prevents systemic toxicity that is associated with systemic antibiotic administration. Of all the options available at present for local delivery, the most commonly used is antibiotic loaded bone cement. However only heat stable antibiotics can be used with cement and studies show that amount of drug eluted from the cement decreases with time. We have attempted to address these drawbacks and make local administration of antibiotics simpler by a novel method which could be used for treatment of established infections as well as prevention of infection in open fractures. This method could allow use of sensitive and specific antibiotic in addition to providing fracture stability.
Keywords: Infection, intraosseous antibiotic delivery, cannulated schanz pin


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How to Cite this article:  Godghate N A, Godghate N N, Shyam A, Saindane K A. Cannulated schanz pin: A novel concept for intraosseous antibiotic delivery. Trauma International May- Aug 2018;4(1):15-17.


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Skeletal Stabilization In Open Injuries

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 12-14 | Dheenadhayalan J, Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran, Sivakumar S P, Ramesh Perumal, Arun Kamal C.

Author: Dheenadhayalan J [1], Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran [1], Sivakumar S P [1], Ramesh Perumal [1], Arun Kamal C [1].

[1] Department of Orhtopaedics & Trauma Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, 313, Mettupalayam road, Coimbatore, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran,
Ganga Hospital, Mettupalayam road,Coimbatore, India
Email: rajalibra299@gmail.com


Skeletal Stabilization in open injuries is as important as soft tissue cover in providing a good outcome following open injuries. Unilateral external fixator forms the workhorse of open injuries of the lower limb. In fractured ends with good bone circumference, good reduction and fixation leads to primary union. Primary internal fixation was considered unacceptable even about two decades ago in open injuries. However, nowadays following refinement in techniques of debridement, the pendulum has now swung towards early internal fixation whenever indicated. Definitive internal fixation before soft tissue cover has also shown to give good results.Modern multiplanar and circular fixators are used if there is significant contamination, bone loss and multilevel fractures of the tibia.
Keywords: Skeletal stabilization, external fixator, debridement, primary internal fixation


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How to Cite this article:  Dheenadhayalan J , Rajasekaran R B, Sivakumar S P, Perumal R, Arun Kamal C. Skeletal Stabilization In Open Injuries. Trauma International May -Aug 2018;4(1):12-14.


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Management of Open Injuries: What has changed?

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 7-11 | Devendra Agraharam, Arun Kamal C, Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran, Vel Murugesan P, Ramesh Perumal, Dheenadhayalan J.

Author: Devendra Agraharam [1], Arun Kamal C [1], Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran [1], Vel Murugesan P [1], Ramesh Perumal [1], Dheenadhayalan J [1].

[1] Department of Orhtopaedics & Trauma Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, 313, Mettupalayam road, Coimbatore, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran,
Ganga Hospital, Mettupalayam road,Coimbatore, India
Email: rajalibra299@gmail.com


Introduction: Open injuries pose a major problem to the treating surgeon as they are prone to higher rates of infection and non-union and are usually associated with life threatening polytrauma. Nowadays, specialized trauma centres and a multimodal team approach have shown to give superior results in the outcome following open injuries. Early wound debridement, early fracture stabilization and early wound closure are important components as nowadays we focus on the ‘Era of functional restoration’. Serum Lactate is a widely used biochemical marker to assess the adequacy of tissue resuscitation and the Ganga Hospital Open Injury score (GHOIS) has a higher specificity towards limb salvage and also gives guidelines regarding timing and type of soft tissue reconstruction. A combined ‘Orthoplastic’ approach in the management of open injuries and adherence to the ‘Revised reconstruction ladder’ with regarding to wound coverage has shown to a favourable outcome.
Keywords: Open fractures, Debridement, Serum lactate, Ganga Hospital Open Injury score


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How to Cite this article:  Agraharam D, Arun Kamal C, Rajasekaran RB, VelMurugesan P, Perumal R, Dheenadhayalan J. Management of Open Injuries: What has changed. Trauma International May -Aug 2018;4(1):7-11.

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Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPPO) using Locking Compression Plate (LCP) in Distal Tibial Fractures: A Prospective Study of 50 Cases.

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 34-37 |  Rakesh Sharma,  Rajesh Kapila,  Sarika Kapila,  Dharam Singh, Jagsir Mann


Author: Rakesh Sharma [1], Rajesh Kapila[1], Sarika Kapila [2], Dharam Singh [1], Jagsir Mann [1] .

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar – 143001 (Punjab). India

[2] Dept. Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGRD institute of dental sciences. Amritsar

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rajesh Kapila

2-B , circular road, Amritsar-143001
Email: kapila.rajesh@ yahoo.com


Background: The limited soft tissue, subcutaneous location of large portion of tibia and precarious blood supply renders the treatment of distal tibial fracture very challenging. The main treatment of this type of fracture is reinstatement of the normal alignment and articular congruity. Conventional osteosynthesis is not suitable because distal tibia is subcutaneous bone with poor vascularity. Closed Reduction and MIPPO with locking compression plate (LCP) has emerged as an alternative treatment option because it respects biology of distal tibia, maintains fracture haematoma and provides biomechanically stable construct, early mobilization, less complications and relatively higher rates of union. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and clinical outcomes of distal tibia fracture of patients, treated by internal fixation by minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPPO) technique with locking compression plate (LCP).
Methods: 50 patients with distal tibia fracture with or without intra articular extension were treated in our department, with MIPO with LCP and were prospectively followed for average duration of 6 months. The outcome was evaluated using American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score ( Ankle – Hindfoot Scale )
Results: There were 50 patients (36 males and 14 female) with mean age of 38.4 years. The mean follow up period of our patients was 6 months. All fractures united at an average of 19.13 weeks (range- 16-24 to weeks) except two cases of non- union. There were 8 superficial wound infections which were treated with oral antibiotics and progressed to union and there were no failures of implants. According to AOFAS score at 6 months, 6 cases had score of 31 to 70 and 44 cases had score of 71 to 100.
Conclusions: Minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPPO) is an effective method of treatment for distal tibial fractures. The use of indirect reduction techniques and small incision is technically demanding and it is effective, minimally invasive, optimises the operation time, promotes early healing and reduces the incidence of infections and complications associated with conventional method of open reduction and internal fixation.
Keywords: Distal tibia, LCP, MIPPO, Osteosynthesis, Plating.


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How to Cite this article:  Sharma R, Kapila R, Kapila S, Singh D, Mann J.Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPPO) using Locking Compression Plate (LCP) in Distal Tibial Fractures. A Prospective Study of 50 Cases. Trauma International May-Aug 2018;4(1):34-37.


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Primary Management and Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Open Injuries of the Lower Limb: Current guidelines

Vol 4 | Issue 1 | May – Aug 2018 | page:4-6 | Dheenadhayalan Jayaramaraju, Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran, Devendra Agraharam, Ramesh Perumal.


Author: Dheenadhayalan Jayaramaraju [1], Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran [1], Devendra Agraharam [1], Ramesh Perumal [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, 313, Mettupalayam road, Coimbatore, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran,
Ganga Hospital, Mettupalayam road,Coimbatore, India
Email: rajalibra299@gmail.com


Primary management of open injuries is of utmost importance as it has direct implication on the functional outcome. Strict adherence to the ATLS protocol followed by appropriate splintage of the limb must be done. While antibiotics need to be given within 3 hours since injury, wound lavage and wound cultures have no role. Documentation and adequate counselling regarding the complications also needs to be done while managing every case of open injury.
Keywords: Open injury, antibiotic prophylaxis, wound lavage, limb splintage


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4. Kreder HJ and Armstrong P. The significance of perioperative cultures in open pediatric lower-extremity fractures. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 1994: 206-12.
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6. Gosselin RA, Roberts I, Gillespie WJ. 2004: Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures. Cochrane Database Syst Rev; Issue 1: Cd003764.
7. BAPRAS Guidelines: Standards for management of open fractures of the lower limb. 2009

How to Cite this article:  Dheenadhayalan J, Rajasekaran R B, Agraharam D, Ramesh Perumal R. Primary Management and Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Open Injuries of the Lower Limb: Current guidelines. Trauma International May -Aug 2018;4(1):4-6.

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