Retrospective Study
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World J Orthop. Jun 18, 2017; 8(6): 471-477
Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.471
Two-stage surgical treatment for septic non-union of the forearm
Fabrizio Perna, Federico Pilla, Matteo Nanni, Lisa Berti, Giada Lullini, Francesco Traina, Cesare Faldini
Fabrizio Perna, Federico Pilla, Matteo Nanni, Lisa Berti, Giada Lullini, Francesco Traina, Cesare Faldini, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Author contributions: Perna F gives the most important contributions to the conception of the paper end designed it; Pilla F and Nanni M were of paramount importance in drafting the work and revising it critically; Berti L and Lullini G helped in the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data for the work; finally Traina F and Faldini C give us the final approval of the version to be published.
Institutional review board statement: This study received the ethical approval from the institutional review board statement of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna (No. 0021967).
Informed consent statement: All patients involved in this study gave their written informed consent prior to study inclusion.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: Authors agreed to share data with the editor.
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Correspondence to: Fabrizio Perna, MD, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via G. C. Pupilli 1, 40136 Bologna, Italy.
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Received: January 23, 2017
Peer-review started: February 5, 2017
First decision: March 28, 2017
Revised: April 21, 2017
Accepted: May 12, 2017
Article in press: May 15, 2017
Published online: June 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Forearm non-union represent a challenging condition for the orthopaedic surgeon. Septic forms are even more difficult to overcome. However, in the present study we found that good clinical results can be achieved using a dual stage surgical technique with the first aim to resolve the infection process and subsequently achieve bone union.