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PREPARED BY DHANYA VIJAYAN OPERATING ROOM.  GENERAL APPEARANCE Patient is conscious and coherent. Looks weak and fatigue. Unable to mobilize his left.

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3  GENERAL APPEARANCE Patient is conscious and coherent. Looks weak and fatigue. Unable to mobilize his left lower extremity.  VITAL SIGNS BP :124/86mm of Hg PR :82bpm RR :20cpm Temp :98.6F SPO2 :98%

4 . SKIN Skin is warm. Has swelling on rt leg. Noted abrasions on rt arm and lower limbs HEAD Hair is equally disrtibuted. Absence of dandruff EYES Able to move both eyes On inspection of eyes,the rt eye is reddish and the eyelid has dark discouloration.

5 EARS Patients pinna is same colour as fascial. Able to hear sounds clearly. No discharges. MOUTH Lips are pink but dry. Teeth is propely aligned with no dentures. NECK No tenderness of node

6 THORAX The Thorax Is Symmetric On Inspection CARDIO VASCULAR Absence Of Chest Pain. Heart sounds are clear. Upon auscultation his Bp is 132/78mmof hg. GENITO URINARY With foley catheter fr.16. GASTRO INTESTINAL. No Tender Ness Of Abdomen and its soft. Had enema once and he was kept on NPO for 8hrs.

7 . MUSCULOSKELE TAL Unable To Mobilize His Lt Lower Limb. Has Pain During Examination. Cannot Perform ADL. Tenderness at site of fracture. Visible deformity. Lower extremity appear shortened. Crepitus noted with movement. NEUROLOGIC Patient Is Mentally Alert And Oriented With Circumstances. Able To Follow Commands. No neurovascular deficit.

8 PAST MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HISTORY H/O Adenotonsilectomy 10yrs back PRESENT MEDICAL HISTORY Patient was brought in E.R on 17/12/12 by RED CRESCENT due to R.T.A.After further investigations he was diagnosed with fracture on femoral shaft rt side. PRESENT SURGICAL HISTORY He underwent intramedullary nailing of lt femur on 18/12/12.

9 INVESTIGATIONS DONE FOR THE PATIENT  X-Ray Pelvic And Femur  CT lower extremity  CT lumbar and thoracic spine  Blood investigations like o CBC o PT INR o SERUM ELECTROLYTES o RH TYPING


11 TEST on 17/12/12 RESULT REFERENCE RANGE CBC HB HCT RBC 12.1g/dl 35.8g/dl g/dl g\dl *10^6/ul PLT /ul so dium mmol/l pottassium mm0l/l PT sec APTT sec INR theraputic RH typing Ab+ve


13 C. Spiral fracture. The fracture line encircles the shaft like the stripes on a candy cane. A twisting force to the thigh causes this type of fracture. d. Open or compound fracture If a bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone, the fracture is called an open or compound fracture. They have a higher risk for complications — especially infections— and take a longer time to heal. e. Comminuted fracture In this type of fracture, the bone has broken into three or more pieces.

14 open fracture


16 The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the skeleton, is almost perfectly cylindrical in the greater part of its extent It is divisible into a body and two extremities.  T HE U PPER E XTREMITY ( PROXIMAL EXTREMITY ), presents a head, a neck, a greater and a lesser trochanter  The Head (caput femoris). is globular and forms rather more than a hemisphere and fits in to the acetabulam (a cup shaped socket in the pelvis).  T HE N ECK ( COLLUM FEMORIS ).—The neck is a flattened pyramidal process of bone, connecting the head with the body  The Greater Trochanter (trochanter major; great trochanter) is a large, irregular, quadrilateral eminence, situated at the junction of the neck with the upper part of the body.  The Lesser Trochanter (trochanter minor; small trochanter) is a conical eminence it projects from the lower and back part of the base of the neck. Running obliquely downward and medialward from the tubercle is the intertrochanteric line (spiral line of the femur)

17  The Body or Shaft (corpus femoris). — The body, almost cylindrical in form, is a little broader above than in the center, broadest and somewhat flattened from before backward below. it is strengthened by a prominent longitudinal ridge, the linea aspera. The distal extremity of the femur (or lower extremity) is larger than the proximal extremitydistal extremity of the femurproximal extremity It consists of two oblong eminences known as the condyles condyles Anteriorly, the condyles are slightly prominent and are separated by a smooth shallow called the patellar surface.patellar surface posteriorely they project considerably and a deep notch, the Intercondylar fossa of femur, is present between them.Intercondylar fossa of femur The lateral condyle is the more prominent and is the broader both in its antero-posterior and transverse.

18 o The medial epicondyle is a large convex eminence to which the tibial collateral ligament of the knee-joint is attached. o The lateral condyle is the more prominent and is the broader both in its antero-posterior and transverse. o Each condyle is surmounted by an elevation, the epicondyle o The lateral epicondyle, smaller and less prominent than the medial, gives attachment to the fibular collateral ligament of the knee-joint. o The articular surface of the lower end of the femur occupies the anterior, inferior, and posterior surfaces of the condyles. Its front part is named the patellar surface and articulates with the patella.

19 THE FEMORAL ARTERY PASSES roundthe medial aspect of the femur to enter the popiliteal space where it becomes the POPILITEAL supplies blood to the structures of the thigh. Branches from the femoral artery D EEP ARTERY OF THE THIGH ( ARTERIAPROFUNDA FEMORIS ) is the largest and main branch of the femoral artery and branches off the femoral artery about 2 to 5 cm below the inguinal ligament. M EDIAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY AND LATERAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY may arise from the deep artery or directly from the femoral artery. Great saphenous vein joins the femoral vein about 3 cm below the inguinal ligament Deep vein of the thigh (profunda femoris vein) joins the femoral vein about 8cm below the inguinal ligament.


21 The muscles in the front of the thigh are the SARTORIUS and the QUADRICEPS FEMORIS. T he quadriceps is actually a powerful muscle made of 4 parts – the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius. While the sartorius flexes both the hip and knee joints, the quadriceps femoris is an extensor of the knee joint. The muscles in the inner aspect of the thigh are the PECTINEUS, GRACILIS, ADDUCTOR LONGUS, ADDUCTOR MAGNUS, ADDUCTOR BREVIS, OBTURATOR EXTERNUS The adductor muscles also help rotate the thigh in an inward direction while the iliopsoas flexes the hip joint. The back of the thigh holds the powerful hamstring muscles, the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. ND THE ILIOPSOAS. The hamstrings are all flexors of the knee joint. hamstring muscles

22 T HE IMPORTANT NERVES OF THE THIGH ARE THE FEMORAL AND THE SCIATIC NERVES The femoral triangle is an anatomical region of the upper inner human thigh.humanthigh It is bounded by : (superiorly) the inguinal ligamentsuperiorlyinguinal ligament ( medially) the medial border of the adductor longus muscle medially adductor longus ( laterally) the medial border of the sartorius muscle laterally sartorius The three compartments of the femoral sheath (From lateral to medial):femoral sheathlateral medial femoral artery and its branchesfemoral artery femoral veins and its tributariesfemoral veins femoral canal, Which contains lymphatic vessels and some lymph nodes (Specifically, the deep inguinal lymph nodesfemoral canaldeep inguinal lymph nodes



25 Nonsurgical Treatment Most femoral shaft fractures require surgery to heal. It is unusual for femoral shaft fractures to be treated without surgery. Very young children are sometimes treated with a cast. For the time between initial emergency care and surgery, doctor will place leg either in a long-leg splint or in skeletal traction. This is to keep broken bones as aligned as possible and to maintain the length of leg. ( S KELETAL TRACTION IS A PULLEY SYSTEM OF WEIGHTS AND COUNTERWEIGHTS THAT HOLDS THE BROKEN PIECES OF BONE TOGETHER. I T KEEPS LEG STRAIGHT AND OFTEN HELPS TO RELIEVE PAIN.)  EXTERNAL FIXATION External fixation is usually a temporary treatment for femur fractures. This device is stabilizing frame that holds the bones in the proper position so they can heal. Extensive comminution and open fractures were considered to be relative indications for the use of femoral external fixation as a definitive treatment for femoral shaft fractures. Surgical Treatment

26  INTRAMEDULLARY NAILING. It is the most common treatment for femoral shaft fractures in adults,An intramedullary nail can be inserted into the canal either at the hip or the knee through a small incision. It is screwed to the bone at both ends. This keeps the nail and the bone in proper position during healing. to determine how  PLATE AND SCREWS The use of plate fixation for the routine treatment of femoral shaft fractures has decreased with the increased use of intramedullary nails. The main disadvantages associated with plate fixation when compared with intramedullary nailing are the need for an extensive surgical approach with its associated blood loss, infectious complications, and soft tissue insult. Because the plate is a load-bearing implant, implant failure is expected if union does not occur. PLATE AND SCREWS EXTERN AL FIXATION IM NAILING

27 Complications from Femoral Shaft Fractures The ends of broken bones are often sharp and can cut or tear surrounding blood vessels or nerves. Acute compartment syndrome may develop. (This is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. This pressure can decrease blood flow, which prevents nourishment and oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells. Unless the pressure is relieved quickly, permanent disability may result. This is a surgical emergency.) Open fractures expose the bone to the outside environment. Even with good surgical cleaning of the bone and muscle, the bone can become infected. Bone infection is difficult to treat and often requires multiple surgeries. Complications from Surgery. Infection. Injury to nerves and blood vessels. Blood clots. Fat embolism (bone marrow enters the blood stream and can travel to the lungs; this can also happen from the fracture itself without surgery). Malalignment or the inability to correctly position the broken bone fragments. Delayed union or nonunion (when the fracture heals slower than usual or not at all). Hardware irritation (sometimes the end of the nail or the screw can irritate the overlying muscles and tendons.)

28 NURSING INTERVENTIONS 1.Provide emergency care if requires (hemostasis, respiratory care, prevention of shock). 2. Provide fracture fixation to prevent following injury of tissues. 3. Observe signs of fat embolism (especially during first 48 hours after the fracture). 4. Monitor fluids input and output continuously, insert IV catheter, urinary catheter. 5. Monitor client’s vital signs. 6. Monitor client’s laboratory tests results for abnormal values. 7. Administer IV therapy, analgesics, antibiotics, and other medications as prescribed. 8. Prepare client and his family for surgical intervention if required. 9. For client after surgical intervention provide routine postoperative care and teach about possible postoperative complications. 10. Provide care to client with cast (observe signs of circulatory impairment – change in skin color and temperature, diminished distal pulses, pain and swelling of the extremity; protect the cast from damage). 11. Provide care to client in traction (check the weights are hanging freely, observe skin for irritation and site of skeletal traction insertion for signs of infection; use aseptic technique when cleaning the site of insertion). 12. In case of hip fracture and hip replacement maintain the adduction of the affected extremity. 13. Provide respiratory exercises to prevent lung complications. 14. Observe for signs of thrombophlebitis, report immediately. 15. Provide appropriate skin care to prevent pressure sores. 16. Encourage fluid intake and high-protein, high-vitamin, high-calcium diet.

29 CLOSED FRACTURES Instruct the patient regarding the proper methods to control pain and edema (elevate extremity to heart level,take analgesia as prescribed etc). Teach patient how to use assistive devices safely. teach exercises to maintain the health of unaffected muscles and to strengthen muscles needed for transferring and for using assistive devices (crutches,walker). provide health teaching regarding self care,medication information,monitoring potential complications. need for continuing health care supervision. OPEN FRACTURES Administer IV antibiotics immediately upon the patients arrival in hospital Perform wound irrigation and debridement. Asses neurovascular status frequently Take the patient temperature regularly and monitor signs of infection. (The objective of the management is to prevent infection and promote healing of bone and tissue.)

30 1.Acute Pain Related To Fracture And Surgery. 2. Impaired Physical Mobility Secondary To Fracture And Surgery. 3.Knowledge Deficit Regarding Treatment Regimen And Disease Condition. 4.Risk For Fat Embolism Due To Fractutre Of Long Bones. 5.Risk For Infection Due To Surgical Intervention And Injury.



33 Conclusion A case of RTA patient with fr acture of femoral shaft and was unable to move his left lower extremity. Initially patient was on skin traction. Surgical treatment Intra Medullary Nailing done on 18/12/12. Patient is able to move on walker. Health education given on home care including physiotherapy. Patient was discharged on 30/12/2012. Patient was told to come for follow-up after 2 weeks. Bibiliography 1. Lippincott manual of nursing practices 9 th edition. 2.www.Local 3.ortho 4.Gray ” s femur anatomy and physiology of human body. 5.


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