malunion


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malunion

[mal′yün·yən]
(medicine)
Faulty union of the pieces of a fractured bone.
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Studies with limited number of cases indicate that rapid prototyping and patient specific real size templating can be used also in fixation of sacral fractures with custom-made trajectories, developing custom cutting guides for periacetabular osteotomies or preoperative planning and simulation of corrective osteotomies for distal radius malunions.
4 RTHA Approximately 12-y-old captive hawk with a history of malunion of the left humerus; no initially recognized ocular trauma, but a change in the appearance of the eye was noted.
Table 1 Preoperative Diagnosis of aTSA and rTSA patients * aTSA N Diagnosis 653 OA 5 RA 24 Post Capsuloraphy Arthropathy 15 AVN 32 Post traumatic rTSA N Diagnosis 735 Cuff tear arthropathy 42 Acute fracture 36 Irreparable rotator cuff tear 20 Fracture malunion or nonunion 18 Inflammatory arthropathy 15 Type B / C glenoid 12 Failed ORIF proximal humerus fracture 5 Chronic instability * A small percentage of patients did not include an entry for preoperative diagnosis.
However, complications such as muscle atrophy, joint ankylosis, tendon contraction, bone shortening, malunion, and patagial constriction are commonly encountered with wing bandaging.
This edition also incorporates new and updated material pertaining to gunshot and wartime injuries, mangled extremity management, bone and soft tissue reconstruction, amputation, systemic complications, regional pain syndrome, infection, nonunion, malunion, and treatment of osteoporotic fractures with orthopedic implants--an area of particular growth that's likely to continue.
Chapters cover compartment syndrome, malalignment, acute infection after open fracture, aseptic nonunion after nonreamed intamedullary nailing, failure of nonunion repair, infected nonunion, knee and implant-related pain after IM nailing, and malunion.
11) A head shaft angle less than 130[degrees] on initial postoperative x-rays was considered a varus malreduction and on final radiographs as a varus malunion.
On survey radiographs, abnormalities were a healed, malunion fracture of the left tibiotarsal bone, chronic left stifle and coxofemoral luxation, bony remodeling of the left coracoid bone consistent with previous trauma, medullary hyperostosis of the right tibiotarsal bone, and a rounded liver.
Data show that EXPAREL did not alter wound healing and no patients experienced malunion or non-union, both of which are critical factors considered when used to determine the appropriate postsurgical analgesic therapy," said Eugene R.
He also specializes in the treatment and management of acute injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum, as well as management of late complications of these injuries that might involve malunion or hip arthritis with loss of bone stock.
Operative fixation of tibial plateau fractures is advocated to reduce the risk of malunion, articular incongruity, and mechanical malalignment.
Four metallic shot pellets were evident in the left extra-coelomic tissues, and a malunion fracture of the distal third of the right radius was present.