Use of homologous bone graft in the treatment of aseptic forearm nonunion

C. Faldini, M. T. Miscione, F. Acri, M. Chehrassan, M. Bonomo, S. Giannini

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The dyaphyseal nonunion of forearm bones is a complication that changes the normal interaction between radius and ulna, which may lead to forearm malfunction. We reviewed 14 patients treated by surgical technique included a homologous bone graft in combination with a plate. The mean age was 31 years (range, 18-45 years) at the time of surgery. Minimum follow-up was 2 years (mean, 5 years; range, 2-13 years). There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. At last followup, all forearm bones had remodelled. The mean visual analogue pain scale was 1 (range, 0-4). There was a high success rate regarding forearm alignment and functional results; all patients recovered daily and working activities quickly. This surgical technique in treatment of aseptic forearm nonunion by combining homologous bone graft with a plate led to bone healing, improved forearm function, and a durable outcome with long-term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalMusculoskeletal Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Forearm
  • Homologous bone graft
  • Nonunion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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