Forearm Nonunion: Characterization and Management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Adult forearm nonunion should be investigated prior to developing a treatment strategy: "Why did the fracture not heal?" Optimizing the patient's biology and the stability at the nonunion site are critical for a successful outcome. This review concisely discusses the initial work-up, including history, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory testing, as well as available surgical techniques-irrigation and debridement with deep cultures, revision open reduction internal fixation with or without biological adjuvant therapies, cancellous autograft, tricortical iliac crest, reamer/irrigator/aspirator, allograft, vascularized free-fibula and induced-membrane technique.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Srinivasan, RC; Hutson, RL; Richard, MJ

Published Date

  • November 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1055 - 1064

PubMed ID

  • 32800376

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.05.030


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States