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non-union

Failure of a fracture to form new bone and to regain bony continuity. Non-union may lead to the development of a fibrous or cartilaginous false joint (PSEUDARTHROSIS).
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We defined complex non unions of femoral fractures as an established non-union (of at least 6-months duration) with one or more of the following criteria: a) infection at the site of non-union, b) a bone defect > 4 cm and c) a previous failed attempt to achieve union with at least one supplementary intervention such as bone grafting or exchange nailing.
The explanation goes on to say that demand for car-haulers created by production spikes now are usually assigned to non-union carriers.
The share of non-union and open shop in the residential sector is also increasing, but at a slower pace, according to respondent.
"Anyone can bid on and work on these jobs under a PLA, both union and non-union," McConnell said.
By hiring non-union firms, the suit contends, Surf Prep deprived the plaintiffs of dues they would have received had union companies been hired instead, according to the suit.
There were no screw back out, deep infection, and loss of reduction (Table 1.).In two of the patients non-union was diagnosed and they underwent additional procedures to promote bony union (Figure 5-8).
The final paper, 'Outcomes of simultaneous Ilizarov frame reconstruction and free muscle flaps in the management of complex limb infection' by M Mifsud, J Ferguson, D Stubbs, A Ramsden and MA McNally, showed that in a series of 56 patients (34 osteomyelitis and 22 infected non-unions) treated by Ilizarov reconstruction (a type of external fixation), muscle flaps and CERAMENT G, at a mean follow-up of 22 months, 97.7% had achieved bony union.
Against this backdrop, the conflict between Kumho Tire's union workers and non-union workers has escalated.
A federal court judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the Town of Oyster Bays apprenticeship law, paving the way for non-union contractors to once again work on large construction projects in the town.
The complications seen in this study were infection in 2(3.38%) cases, iatrogenic palsy of the radial nerve in 5(8.47%) cases, non-union in 2 (3.38%) cases, delayed union in 2(3.38%) cases, mal-union in 1(1.69%) cases and stiffness of shoulder joint in 3(5.08%) cases.
Virgin Atlantic employees in similar classifications are non-union. On 4 April, the boards of Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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