J Korean Fract Soc.  2011 Oct;24(4):367-370.

Treatment of Nonunion of Tibia with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ilsan Hospital of National Health Insurance Corporation, Goyang, Korea. hangugi@gmail.com

Abstract

Almost tibia fractures can be surgically treated, but nonunion may occur in 10~30%, and they may accompany various complications by operation. This research was designed to review literatures and report a case of patient with nonunion of the tibia that showed good result when performing the extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a conservative treatment.

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Tibia; Nonunion; Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
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