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Nonunion of the Long Bones

Diagnosis and treatment with compression-distraction techniques

  • Redento Mora

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Fracture Healing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Gabriella Tuvo
      Pages 3-13
    3. Luisella Pedrotti, Barbara Bertani, Redento Mora
      Pages 15-23
  3. Nonunions: General Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Giovanni Battista Galli
      Pages 27-37
  4. Nonunions: Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Gabriella Tuvo, Stefano Gili
      Pages 41-46
    3. Anna Maccabruni, Redento Mora
      Pages 47-54
  5. Nonunions: Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Giovanni Battista Galli, Stefano Gili, Anna Maccabruni
      Pages 57-68
    3. Redento Mora, Gabriella Tuvo, Stefano Gili, Milena Miceli
      Pages 69-75
    4. Redento Mora, Barbara Bertani, Gabriella Tuvo, Giovanni Battista Galli
      Pages 77-87
    5. Redento Mora, Barbara Bertani, Luisella Pedrotti, Gabriella Tuvo, Stefano Gili
      Pages 89-117
    6. Luisella Pedrotti, Redento Mora, Barbara Bertani
      Pages 119-136
    7. Redento Mora, Gabriella Tuvo, Milena Miceli, Stefano Gili
      Pages 137-146
    8. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Barbara Bertani, Gabriella Tuvo
      Pages 147-172
    9. Gabriella Tuvo, Redento Mora, Giovanni Battista Galli
      Pages 173-176
    10. Redento Mora, Luisella Pedrotti, Barbara Bertani, Milena Miceli
      Pages 177-187
    11. Barbara Bertani, Luisella Pedrotti, Stefano Gili, Giovanni Battista Galli, Redento Mora
      Pages 189-197

About this book


In 2%-7% of all bone fractures, union is delayed or fails. Nonunions of the bones represent a challenge for orthopedic surgeons and can have a severe psychological impact on these patients. Moreover, the social cost of managing these lesions, often requiring multiple procedures, may be very high, and complications related to improper treatment are not rare. This text is based on the development over many years of the devices and operative techniques of monofocal, bifocal, and multifocal compression-distraction osteosynthesis, in cooperation with the CITO Institute of Moscow and the LNIITO Institute of Riga, and on hundreds of operative procedures on noninfected and infected nonunions personally performed by the authors both in the former Soviet Union, Russia and Italy. The primary purpose of this book is to discuss currently available tools for diagnosing long bone nonunions, to illustrate the means of prevention, and to specify the indications for management using compression-distraction techniques.


amputation antibiotics bone complication complications compression-distraction techniques diagnosis fixation fracture infection osteosynthesis osteotomy prevention rehabilitation surgery

Editors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity of Pavia, Città di Pavia InstitutePaviaItaly

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