Hypertrophic nonunion

Case contributed by Hani M. Al Salam
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Fracture right radius bone follow up

x-ray

Radiographs demonstrate hypertrophy of bone ends and sclerosis, consistent with hypertrophic nonunion. 

Case Discussion

These non-unions theoretically have sufficient vascularity to heal but stability is lacking or normal axial alignment has not been restored.

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