A nonhealing fracture, also known as nonunions, occurs when some broken bones do not heal even when they get the best surgical or non-surgical treatment. This happens when the fracture moves too much or there is poor supply of blood. People who smoke are at a high risk of nonhealing fracture.

  • Degree of displacement
  • Infection
  • Lack of blood flow to the bone
  • Separation of fractured ends of the bone


  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
June 2, 2018

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