Are atrophic long-bone nonunions associated with low-grade infections?

  title={Are atrophic long-bone nonunions associated with low-grade infections?},
  author={Ulrike Dapunt and Ole Spranger and Simone Gantz and Irene Burckhardt and Stefan Zimmermann and Gerhard Schmidmaier and A. Ostadi Moghaddam},
  journal={Therapeutics and clinical risk management},
Impaired fracture healing, especially when associated with bacterial infection, is a severe complication following long-bone fractures and requires special treatment. Because standard diagnostic techniques might provide falsely negative results, we evaluated the sonication method for detection of bacteria on implants of patients with fracture nonunions. A total of 49 patients with a nonunion (group NU) and, for comparison, 45 patients who had undergone routine removal of osteosynthetic material… CONTINUE READING
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