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nonunion

 [non-ūn´yun]
failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

non·un·ion

(non'yūn'yŭn),
Failure of normal healing of a fractured bone.
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nonunion

(nŏn-yo͞on′yən)
adj.
1. Not belonging to a labor union: nonunion plumbers.
2. Not recognizing or dealing with a labor union or employing union members: a nonunion shop.
n.
The failure of a fractured bone to heal normally.
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non·un·ion

(non-yūn'yŭn)
Failure of normal healing of a fractured bone.
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In this case, the Court unanimously allowed unions to charge fair share fees to nonunion workers to pay for the cost of the collective bargaining the union provides to all workers in the bargaining unit, both members and nonmembers.
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A systematic review including over 3000 patients showed a significant difference in the rate of delayed union and nonunion between autograft (2.6%) and allograft (4.5%).
Femur nonunions result in decreased mental and physical health, along with debilitating impacts on activities of daily living [9]; therefore when treating hip fracture patients, it is imperative to monitor for adequate healing postoperatively and begin an appropriate nonunion evaluation for those patients who meet the previously quoted definitions.
Follow-up radiographs revealed a nonunion at the fracture site with displacement of the fragments [Figure 2]a.
We reviewed the medical records and radiographs of all patients with nonunion of the femur who had been treated with rhBMP-2 and internal fixation using a locking plate at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Department of Children's Hospital Hamburg-Altona, Hamburg, Germany (Table 1).
As shown in table 1, nonunion were found in 19 (12.66%) out of 150 patients.
Nonunion employees at the top of their pay scales have only had one cost-of-living increase, of 1.5 percent, since 2009.
-- In the U.S., employed Americans who report being members of labor unions are significantly less likely than nonunion employees to say they are "completely satisfied" with six of 13 job aspects.