extracapsular fracture

ex·tra·cap·su·lar frac·ture

a fracture near a joint, but outside of the line of attachment of the joint capsule.

extracapsular fracture

Etymology: L, extra + capsula, little box
any fracture that occurs near a joint but does not directly involve the joint capsule. This type of fracture is extremely common in the hip.

extracapsular fracture

A bone fracture that does not extend into a joint, which is most commonly seen in the humerus or femur.

ex·tra·cap·su·lar frac·ture

(ekstră-kapsū-lăr frakshŭr)
Breakage near a joint, but outside the line of attachment of the joint capsule.
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If the extracapsular fracture has damaged the lateral buttress, the surgical option is an IM nail.
Moreover, this fracture type also poses a management problem, whether to treat it with osteosynthesis like an extracapsular fracture or with arthroplasty like an intracapsular fracture.
On the other hand, the treatment of choice for extracapsular fractures is a compression device (DHS/CHS) [6] as the blood supply is good and the chances of non-union and avascular necrosis are minimal.
The use of enders pins in extracapsular fractures of the hip.
Johansen [5] classified Fractures in to radiographically into intracapsular and extracapsular fractures and discussed about the treatment for the fractures.
Extracapsular fractures are generally treated with fixation using a dynamic hip screw or intramedullary nailing.
Patients with intracapsular fractures were more likely to achieve successful rehabilitation than those with extracapsular fractures (69% versus 60%, p = 0.
Previous studies have found better rehabilitation for intracapsular fractures in comparison with extracapsular fractures [9, 10].
Thomas, "Proximal Femoral Nail Failures in Extracapsular Fractures of the Hip, " Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol.
al in his study done in 2005 quoted PFN as efficient means for treating extracapsular fractures of proximal femur.