In 2%-7% of bone fractures, union of the bones is delayed or fails. This can have a severe psychological impact on the patients, and represents a multitude of challenges for orthopedic surgeons. This book discusses currently available tools for diagnosing long bone nonunions, illustrates means of prevention, and specifies the indications for management using compression-distraction techniques. Based on hundreds of cases treated personally by the authors.
Publisher: Springer Verlag