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A 38-year-old male asked:

Do nonunion s simply never heal and you are stuck with broken bones forever?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
None unions are broken or fractured bones that do not heal. They can really heal on their own. Usually requires a surgery when orthopedic surgeon or placement of a bone stimulator to help the nonunion grow and heal
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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
possibly but there are treatments such as electromagnetic bone stimulators to help or a second surgical procedure with bone grafting to attain union of the fracture
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