Nonunion of distal radius fractures : Nonunions

  title={Nonunion of distal radius fractures : Nonunions},
  author={K. J. Prommersberger and Diego L{\'o}pez Fern{\'a}ndez},
Nonunion of a distal radius fracture is extremely uncommon. Healing problems in the distal radius seem to be related to unstable situations, such as concomitant fracture of the distal radius and ulna, and to an inadequate period of immobilization. Nonunion should be suspected if there is continuing pain after remobilization of the wrist in combination with a progressing deformity. The diagnosis may be confirmed by showing movement at the fracture site on lateral radiographs ofthe wrist in… CONTINUE READING

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