secondary union


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Related to secondary union: primary union, secondary intention

heal·ing by sec·ond in·ten·tion

delayed closure of two granulating surfaces.

heal·ing by sec·ond in·ten·tion

(hēl'ing sek'ŏnd in-ten'shŭn)
Delayed closure of two granulating surfaces.
Synonym(s): secondary adhesion, secondary union.

secondary union

1. A healing by second intention with adhesion of granulating surfaces. See: healing
2. Operative correction of nonunion of a fracture.
See also: union