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Healing the Index Humeral Shaft Nonunion: Risk Factors for Development of a Recalcitrant Nonunion in 125 Patients.

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Summary of "Healing the Index Humeral Shaft Nonunion: Risk Factors for Development of a Recalcitrant Nonunion in 125 Patients."

Humeral shaft nonunions are challenging to treat, and those that require >1 surgical procedure in order for a nonunion to heal are termed recalcitrant. Most studies on nonunion have evaluated the union rate independent of the number of procedures required to achieve union. The aims of the present study were (1) to compare the healing rates after the index operation for the treatment of a nonunion with conventional versus locked plating with or without graft augmentation, (2) to report the prevalence of recalcitrant nonunion, and (3) to identify risk factors that predict a recalcitrant nonunion.

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Name: The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
ISSN: 1535-1386
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