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nonunion

 [non-ūn´yun]
failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite.

non·un·ion

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

nonunion

/non·union/ (non-ūn´yun) failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite.

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.

nonunion

[-yo̅o̅′nyən]
pertaining to a fractured bone that fails to heal properly. See also false joint.

non·un·ion

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

nonunion

failure of the ends of a fractured bone to unite.
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Despite the anatomical proximity of the subclavian vessels to the clavicle, vascular complications with clavicular fractures are rare occurrences, with TOS reported as an acute or late complication due to malposition of the clavicle fracture fragment nonunion, malunion, or hypertrophic callus formation.
Thirty patients aged 21 to 60 years were treated for tibial nonunions by the Ilizarov technique and fixator.
Patients with fracture were identified and continuous enrollment in the database was required for 12 months after fracture, to allow sufficient time to capture a nonunion diagnosis.
Biomechanically, considerable stress is applied to these fractures during body-weight loading, and because they also involve cortical bone, which has poor ability to achieve union, the time to union is relatively long, with a high risk of nonunion or implant failure.
16-20 In our study, we proved the benefits of the surgical fixation versus universal polysling in case of nonunion.
Surgical fixation of displaced acute fractures and fracture nonunion remains the standard of care.
Commissioner Jay Bozievich criticized The Register-Guard's coverage of the county pay-raise proposal, saying the paper had ignored how nearby jurisdictions, particularly Eugene, had increased their nonunion salaries.
Employer-provided health insurance is the lone job characteristic for which union workers are statistically more likely to be completely satisfied than their nonunion counterparts, at 46% to 35%.
The vascularity of the nonunion is one of determining factors in bony healing because vascular or hypertrophic nonunions present a smaller treatment problem than atrophic nonunions [21].
Given the sequela of suboptimal neurovascular status at proximal tibial nonunion sites, there was a high probability of an above-knee-amputation (AKA).
Nonunion employees who work 20 or more hours per week are benefit eligible; the committee voted to grant them the right to accrue sick leave at a rate of 12 days per year for the first five years of employment, and 15 days per year after the first five years.