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Treatment of isolated ulnar nonunions using wave plate osteosynthesis: a report of four cases.
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PMID:  19704276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With current operative techniques, it is rare that treatment of diaphyseal forearm fractures results in nonunion. Because the rate of nonunion is low, there are only a few published articles that help guide management of forearm nonunions. We describe a new application of wave plate osteosynthesis in the treatment of isolated atrophic nonunions of the ulna. This biologic plating concept restores anatomic alignment without standard rigid fixation and aims to take advantage of the vascularity of the surrounding soft tissues to achieve union by secondary healing. This technique can be most useful in nonunions secondary to segmental bone defects or to large areas of nonviable bone.
Jason P Young; Michael D Stover; Brian Magovern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1531-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-25     Completed Date:  2009-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Plates*
Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation*,  methods*
Fractures, Malunited / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Ulna Fractures / radiography,  surgery*

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