Management of stiff hypertrophic nonunions by distraction osteogenesis - A report of 16 cases


Kocaoglu M., Eralp L., Sen C., Cakmak M., Dincyurek H., Goksan S.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, vol.17, no.8, pp.543-548, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00005131-200309000-00001
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-548

Abstract

Objective: Hypertrophic nonunions can be managed successfully with distraction. Hypertrophic changes indicate that the tissue at the nonunion site has a biologic healing potential. The missing component is an appropriate mechanical environment to transform a hypertrophic nonunion into solid bone.