Osteotomies performed in the management of nonunions can be classified into three types : - Intrafocal osteotomy (performed at the nonunion site: it consists essentially of the resection of the entire area around the nonunion); - Transfocal osteotomy (performed through the nonunion site to reshape the bone ends: it is indicated for nonunions with a longitudinal or oblique fracture line); - Parafocal osteotomy (Paltrinieri?s osteotomy, performed some centimeters from the nonunion site). In this chapter the original idea by Paltrinieri (parafocal osteotomy) and the indications for this technique are described and discussed.
|Title of host publication||Nonunion of the Long Bones: Diagnosis and Treatment with Compression-Distraction Techniques|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Print)||884700408X, 9788847004085|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
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