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Classification of non-union: need for a new scoring system?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18804575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new scoring system is proposed in order to assist surgeons with the complex analysis associated with non-union surgery. Patients with non-union are rarely easily compared with one another and this has frustrated research in this field. We have therefore attributed values to clinical features based on clinical experience and research evidence, so that patients of similar complexity can be compared with one another. When greater experience with this scoring system has been gained it will be further refined and validated. We propose that surgeons with a sub specialist interest in non-union surgery use this system in reporting results, and that non- specialist surgeons use it to inform their decision to treat the fracture themselves, or refer to a sub specialist.
Giorgio Maria Calori; Mark Phillips; Sharanpal Jeetle; Lorenzo Tagliabue; P V Giannoudis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  39 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1879-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-22     Completed Date:  2008-11-24     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pini Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Fractures, Ununited / classification*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Referral and Consultation
Trauma Severity Indices*

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