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re-displacement of fracture?

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    if a patient fractures a bone and the doctor gets it reduced well, and then a month later it displaces again, would it be technically considered a malunion or non-union?

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    I would just consider it a re-fracture. A malunion is a fracture that heals inappropriately and a nonunion is a fracture that isn't healing. Neither would be the case in this situation.


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