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Rheumatology/Orthopedics Humerus Supracondylar Fracture; Mal-union and Non-union

Hi all:

Can someone please explain, in case of supracondylar fracture of the humerus, what do malunion with alteration of carrying angle and non-union mean?

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Hi all:

Can someone please explain, in case of supracondylar fracture of the humerus, what do malunion with alteration of carrying angle and non-union mean?

Thank you!


hi i dont know if this answers your question
Malunion may be defined as healing of a fracture in an abnormal (nonanatomic) position. The olecranon of the ulnar articulates around the trochlea of the humerus. The trochlea normally is tilted in 4 of valgus in males and 8 of valgus in females, thus creating the carrying angle of the elbow.
Non-union is the failure of a fracture to heal in twice the normal time it takes the fracture to heal normally.
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