Forearm Nonunion: Characterization and Management.
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.
Srinivasan, RC; Hutson, RL; Richard, MJ
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