Management of nonunion with distraction osteogenesis

Injury. 2006 Apr;37 Suppl 1:S51-5. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2006.02.041. Epub 2006 Mar 29.


Nonunions of long bone fractures represent a clinical entity that is commonly perpetuated by a high velocity injury. There are both bony and soft tissue factors responsible for the nonunion. This paper is focused on the reported clinical and radiographic outcomes whenever treatment protocols pertaining to distraction osteogenesis are implemented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery*
  • Fractures, Ununited / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Ununited / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ilizarov Technique*
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction* / methods
  • Radiography
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Tibial Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibial Fractures / surgery*