Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 6th, 2008
"Various risk factors that may predispose patients to nonunion include obesity, osteoporosis, alcoholism, smoking, poor bone quality, and scar tissue. Many methods of treatment have been described with various degrees of success," wrote A.R. King and colleagues, Mayo Clinic.
The researchers concluded: "The rates of healing of humeral nonunions by traditional means of internal fixation with bone graft range from 70% to 92%, although in cases of infection, poorly...
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