Treatment of noninfected nonunions: Parafocal osteotomy

Barbara Bertani, Luisella Pedrotti, Stefano Gili, Giovanni Battista Galli, Redento Mora

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Osteotomies performed in the management of nonunions can be classified into three types [1]: - 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonunion of the Long Bones: Diagnosis and Treatment with Compression-Distraction Techniques
PublisherSpringer Milan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)884700408X, 9788847004085
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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