The treatment of diaphyseal non unions using a blind Kuntscher nailing is reported. The results presented demonstrate a constant and quick union without the use of plaster cast. As the procedure avoids any exposure of the non united bone segment, any excision of tissues and any bone graft, the healing depends only upon the complete immobilization of the bone, ensured by the nail. It is demonstrated by the clinical results that the diaphyseal non unions, provided that they are not infected or do not lose bony substance, may consolidate, although a local osteogenesis, if they are perfectly fastened by an internal fixation. Accordingly it is proved by this clinical experience that the pathological tissues (fibrous, chondroid and sclerotic bone) interposed between and enveloping the non union diaphyseal segments, may reverse to a normal callus formation if a solid and complete fastening of the non union is ensured.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment of diaphyseal non unions by means of Kuntscher nailing applied without exposure of the non union|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
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