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

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Dr. Frank Kuitems answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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

Answered Jun 29, 2021

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Dr. Steven Brown answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

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

Answered Jul 24, 2021

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