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malunion

 [mal-ūn´yun]
faulty union of the fragments of a fractured bone.

mal·un·ion

(mal-yūn'yŭn),
Union of the ends of a broken bone resulting in a deformity or a crooked limb; frequently used interchangeably with faulty union.
Synonym(s): vicious union

malunion

/mal·un·ion/ (mal-ūn´yon) faulty union of the fragments of a fractured bone.

malunion

[malyo̅o̅′nyən]
Etymology: L, malus + unus, one
an imperfect union of previously fragmented bone or other tissue. Causes of bone malunion include osteomyelitis and improper immobilization of a fracture.

malunion

The partial and incorrectly angled joining of two or more large fracture fragments.

malunion

Orthopedics The partial and incorrectly angled joining of large fracture fragments

mal·un·ion

(mal-yūn'yŭn)
Faulty union of the ends of a broken bone resulting in a deformity or a crooked limb. Also called vicious union.

malunion

Healing of a bone fracture in an unsatisfactory position. This may interfere with the mechanics of adjacent joints and lead to OSTEOARTHRITIS.

malunion

faulty union (i.e. incorrect anatomical alignment) of the fragments of a fractured bone.
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Malunion of a distal femoral fracture in a dog. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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Late thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to malunion of the fractured clavicle: Case report and review of the literature.
2] But gray zone exists regarding treatment of the nascent malunion which presents between 3 and 6 weeks, as in our case, in which exact guideline not described.
This treatment was based on the old literature that considered that clavicle is an accessory bone in the body and complications like nonunion and malunions have no adverse effects and are of radiographic interest only.
The follow ups of the patient were done for three months to rule out malunion based on combined clinical and radiographical analysis.
We report an unusual complication of an osteochondral defect being generated as a direct result of a malunion of a patella fracture previously fixed by a tension band wiring technique.
4 RTHA Approximately 12-y-old captive hawk with a history of malunion of the left humerus; no initially recognized ocular trauma, but a change in the appearance of the eye was noted.
Follow-up radiographs revealed that the fracture of the scapular neck had healed with significant malunion in which a 4 cm long triangular subglenoid fragment remained unattached to the axillary border of the scapular body.
Operative stabilisation of these injuries is recommended and aims to achieve accurate reduction of the sacroiliac joint and stabilisation of the associated pelvic ring fracture, thus facilitating early mobilisation and minimising disability due to post-traumatic malunion and osteoarthritis or instability of the sacroiliac joint (2,3,6-9).
Las complicaciones como en otro tipo de fracturas pueden ser la pseudoartrosis y malunion con la consiguiente repercusion en la mecanica y funcionalidad del pie.
It includes expanded sections and coverage of nonunion and malunion of the radius, carpal instability, scaphoid fractures and nonunions, and distal radioulnar instability, as well as online access.
Late thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to malunion of the fractures clavicle case report and review in the literature.
The complications of conservative management of calcanean fractures are pain, malunion and cosmetic problems.