Modern concepts for treating pseudarthrosis
Bone healing is multifactorial and depends on:
The x-rays show a break as the expression of an unhealed bone fracture = pseudarthrosis (formation of false joint) just above the upper ankle joint.
In general, there is an increased risk of developing pseudarthrosis following an open fracture.
The following injuries cause interruptions to the blood supply:
Conventional x-rays do not always provide clear information facilitating the diagnosis of pseudarthrosis!
The standard surgical treatment for pseudarthrosis of the lower leg entails replacing the intramedullary nail:
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University Hospital Zurich
Department of Traumatology