Minimal invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPO) for distal femur fractures functional outcome.


  • Basharat Manzoor FMU Faisalabad.
  • Hafiz Salman Saeed Independent Medical College/Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Afzal Javeed DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Zohaib Nadeem Allied Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Khawar Shahzad DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.
  • Allah Rakha DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.



Close Fracture, Distal Femoral Fracture, Minimally Invasive Plating Osteosynthesis, Outcome, Pre Contoured LCP


Objective: To determine the functional outcome of minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPO) for distal femur fractures. Study Design: Description Study. Setting: Orthopedic Department of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: August 2020 to February 2021. Material & Methods: 115 patients of both gender with age ranging from 18 to 50 years and having lower 1/3 femur shaft fractures. Patients having nerve, vascular injury and opened fracture were excluded. All patients were treated with minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPO). Criteria for bone union was bridging callus formation across the fracture site in antero-posterior and lateral knees x-rays without evidence of loosening breakage and migration of the implants with painless weight bearing on that lower limb. IKDC score at 12 weeks after the procedure was used to assess the functional & clinical outcome. Results: These were excellent function result seen in 65 (56.51%) patients, good in 32 (27.83%), fair in 11 (9.57%) and poor out come in 07 (6.09%). 105 (91.30%) patients with distal 1/3 femur shaft fracture had achieved the union. Conclusion: Our study concluded minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis (MIPO) is an excellent method for the treatment of distal femoral shaft fractures.

Author Biographies

Basharat Manzoor, FMU Faisalabad.

MBBS, MS (Ortho), Assistant Professor Orthopedic, 

Hafiz Salman Saeed, Independent Medical College/Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Ortho), Assistant Professor Orthopedic, 

Afzal Javeed, DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Ortho), Medical Officer Orthopedic, 

Zohaib Nadeem, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad.

MBBS, Postgraduate Resident Orthopedic, 

Khawar Shahzad, DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Ortho), Medical Officer Orthopedic, 

Allah Rakha, DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS, Medical Officer Orthopedic,