Article Abstract

Editorial on “Epidemiology of fracture nonunion in 18 human bones”

Authors: David J. Hak


The investigators studied a health claims database of over 300,000 fractures (1). In this cohort of patients they found an overall nonunion rate of 4.9%. Nonunion rates were >10% in three bones; scaphoid (15.5%), tibia (14%) and femur (13.9%).