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Pseudarthrosis

 

false joint, persistent pathological mobility throughout a bone (generally a long bone).

Pseudarthrosis is classified as either congenital or acquired. The cause of congenital pseudarthrosis is an aberration in the bone’s intrauterine development. Tibial pseudarthrosis (usually in the lower third of both bones) is among the most frequent of the congenital group. Acquired pseudarthrosis develops after injury to a bone (fracture, osteotomy), osteomyelitis, or impairment of a bone’s regenerative function (rickets, osteomalacia, scurvy). Treatment is surgical.

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Radiologic findings may include deformities, soft tissue swelling, pseudoarthrosis, scalloping aspect of vertebral bodies, and rib tabulation.
Crankshaft, pseudoarthrosis, or hardware failure were not found in any participants.
Postoperative implant failure (screw breakage at the distal level) was seen in only one patient due to asymptomatic pseudoarthrosis.
High pseudoarthrosis rates have been reported with posterior-only fusion in dystrophic scoliosis and therefore generous anteroposterior fusion has been advocated for curves exceeding 50[degrees] of kyphosis [16].
Distinct bone lesions such as sphenoid dysplasia or thinning of long bone cortex with or without pseudoarthrosis
Treatment the patients with pseudoarthrosis of long bones of extremity is one of the actual and at the same time unsolved problem of present day of traumatology and orthopedy.
Thus, a diagnosis of congenital clavicula pseudoarthrosis was made.
Patients with pseudoarthrosis, pathological fractures, refractures, open fractures, multiple factures of the ipsilateral extremity and fractures associated with multiple injuries were excluded.
She was referred to a spine specialist and subsequently underwent two spinal procedures for presumed cervical pseudoarthrosis.
2] Other complications include scoliosis and pseudoarthrosis.
In some cases, pseudoarthrosis can also be found in a more pronated foot position.
A characteristic osseus lesion, such as sphenoid wing dysplasia or thinning of the long bone cortex, with or without pseudoarthrosis 7.