The Elbow pp 147-151 | Cite as

Nonunion of elbow fractures

  • E. Sartori
  • G. Sallemi
  • G. Iacomelli
Part of the Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOP.SURGERY, volume 2)


Nonunion is very uncommon in elbow fractures (distal humerus, olecranon, and radial head), the most frequent outcomes of which are stiffness and malunion.


Bone Graft Articular Surface Radial Head Distal Humerus Proximal Fragment 
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  • E. Sartori
  • G. Sallemi
  • G. Iacomelli

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