Non union of fracture occurs when there is a delayed healing or no healing at the site of fracture. Due to the presence of non union fracture the movement of that particular joint gets altered/ changed and is generally painful.
Non union can be a cause of :
The people who are at high risk of developing a non union fracture are :
The non union of fracture are treated by either conservative or surgical methods which might including internal fixation, external fixation or bone grafting as per the requirement of the patient.
Conservative Method :
Surgical Method :
Surgical methods includes :
The healing period in non union fracture are delayed up to 6 months and the patient always experiences pain at the site of injury and difficulty in performing the movement of that particular joint.
Rehabilitation phase is important in non union fractures because the capability of the joint to perform function/movement reduces and movement is painful.
With the help of certain exercises, specific to the injured area one can easily overcome their complications caused by the non union of the fracture.