Unique Case Report Of Subtrochanteric Fracture Femur In Above Knee Amputee Treated With Proximal Femur Locking Compression Plate

Research Article
Prasanna Anaberu., Mukhesh Thangavel and Satish Jandhyala
Stump fractures, Lower extremity amputees, Subtrochanteric fracture, Locking compression plate

Above knee amputee with subtrochanteric fracture femur is rare with an overall incidence of 3%. Many of these fractures are missed or have been delayed in diagnosis. Injuries range from fractures around hip to distal femur fractures. Most of these fracture are managed by non-operative methods with the exception of unstable pertrochanteric fractures of femur. Here is an unique case of subtrochanteric femur fracture in a lower extremity above knee amputee with delayed diagnosis managed by operative fixation with locking compression plate. Functional outcome was satisfactory to attain adequate level of mobility.