Aim: To evaluate the functional outcome of bipolar hemiarthroplasty in intracapsular fracture neck of femur.
Study design: Descriptive cross sectional study.
Place and duration of study: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Peoples Medical University Hospital, Shaheed Benazir Abad from 1st December 2017 to 31st December 2020.
Methodology: Sixty six cases of intracapsular femoral neck fractures with age ranging from 50 year to 75 year of either gender who were ambulatory before injury were included; while basicervical, younger than 50 years, with neuromuscular disorder, unfit for surgery, open fracture, bilateral injuries, osteoarthritis of hip, Rheumatoid, Gouty, pathological fractures, bedridden & who did not give consent for study, were excluded from the study. Functional outcome assessed by Harris hip score & data analyzed by SPSS version 23.
Results: Twenty six (59.09%) were male and 40 (40.91%) were female with mean age of 64.3±7.77 year. Average time from injury to hospital arrival was 14.7±6.8 hours. Average time from hospitalization to surgery was 4.67±2.23 days. Average time of surgery was 55.67±9.9 minutes. Average hospital stay was 9.7±4.3 days. The average time of follow-up was 18.45±7.63 months.
Conclusion: Bipolar implant is safe, effective, reliable, stable and cost effective implant for intracpsular fracture of femoral neck in elderly populace. The 66.66% of patients have satisfactory Harris hip score in follow up duration of 18.45±7.63 months.
Keywords: Functional, Outcome, Femoral neck fractures, FNF, Bipolar, Hemiarthroplasty, HHS