Assessment of compromised fracture healing.

  title={Assessment of compromised fracture healing.},
  author={Julius A. Bishop and Ariel A Palanca and Michael J. Bellino and David W. Lowenberg},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={20 5},
No standard criteria exist for diagnosing fracture nonunion, and studies suggest that assessment of fracture healing varies among orthopaedic surgeons. This variability can be problematic in both clinical and orthopaedic trauma research settings. An understanding of risk factors for nonunion and of diagnostic tests used to assess fracture healing can facilitate a systematic approach to evaluation and management. Risk factors for nonunion include medical comorbidities, age, and the… CONTINUE READING