Journal article

Treatment of nonunion after forearm fractures in children: a conservative approach.

Oliver Loose, Francisco Fernandez, Stewart Morrison, Dorien Schneidmüller, Peter Schmittenbecher, Oliver Eberhardt

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Nonunions are a very rare complication after surgical treatment of displaced forearm fractures in children, but can occur in both the radius or ulna. The aim of this study is to evaluate predisposing factors for non-unions and to discuss treatment options. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who were treated primarily or secondary at our institution for nonunion after forearm fractures and operative treatment. Therefore, we retrospectively reviewed the medical charts and radiographs of affected patients from 1990 to 2020. We analysed demographic and fracture-related data as well as treatment options. RESULTS: Twenty-seven cases were identified. Median age ..

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