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Injuries of Lower Limb

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Treatment of choice for a fracture neck of femur (intracapsular) in a 65 year old male patient who shows arthritic changes of the acetabulum in a radiogram of his Hip is: (AIPG 2011)



A Austin Moore Hemi Arthroplasty

B Manipulation and Hip Spica application

C Total Hip Replacement

D Garden Screw Fixation

Ans. C

Total Hip Replacement

a. Total hip replacement in which both the upper end of the femur and the acetabulum are replaced is the treatment of choice in such a situation. Hemi replacement will cause residual pain.

b. Hip spica application in this age group is unacceptable, so is the case with Garden screw fixation.

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