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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2019;24(1):56-62.
Published online March 1, 2019.
Hypertrophic Delayed Union or Nonunion after Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy
Young Woo Kwon1, Jong Woong Park1, Ji Hun Park2, In Cheul Choi1, Jae Jun Nam1, Dong hun Suh3, Jong Woo Kang3
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 17 December 2018   • Revised: 2 January 2019   • Accepted: 3 January 2019
Ulnar shortening osteotomy is the most popular surgical technique for ulnar impaction syndrome and has a successful clinical results. However, delayed union and nonunion of the osteotomy site remain the most critical complications and conventionally, plate change and autogenous bone grafting had been performed for the treatment of delayed union and nonunion. The authors present 2 patients who had delayed union and nonunion after ulnar shortening osteotomy using 2.7 mm low profile ulnar shortening osteotomy system and can be treated with only additional mini plating.
Key Words: Ulna, Osteotomy, Nonunion, Delayed union
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