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Increases in life expectancy, active population and survival to road accidents create a growing population of patients with traumatic pathology, and therefore of nonunions. A proper surgical treatment appears an essential condition to obtain the necessary initial stability, that is the basis of...
A new scoring system is proposed in order to assist surgeons with the complex analysis associated with non-union surgery. Patients with non-union are rarely easily compared with one another and this has frustrated research in this field. We have therefore attributed values to clinical features...
The long bone nonunions and critical bone defects are two of the more difficult complications to treat. We treated a 59 years old patient that came to our attention through the ambulatory of nonunion of our institute with a diagnosis of distal femoral nonunion on the left side: the patient had...
Intramedullary locking nailing combined with a Platelet Rich Plasma application is an option usually indicated in non-infected pseudoarthrosis of the long bones. Sometimes these treatments can be complicated by infections, considered general or local patients conditions. We present a case of a...
The Authors report their experience on the use of bone substitutes in association with the use of PRP in the treatment of aseptic nonunion. It should be emphasized, for the purposes of healing, the crucial role of primary stabilization of the outbreak and the major inductive stimulus provided by...
Chronic tendinopathies represent one of the most common causes of longterm pain and physical disability. Because of poor tendon vascularity and because of the istopathologic changes in the damaged area, tendon healing rate is relatively low compared with other connective tissues, inducing a poor...
Large bone defects are a challenging situation for surgeons, either in acute management, either in case of a nonunion or a septic nonunion. Different treatment proposals have been made since a long time using autologous cancellous bone graft, open-air cancellous Papineau grafting, free...
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