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Did your fractured bone twist or shorten after healing? What are Malunion fractures?

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Malunion is defined as a healing of the bones in an abnormal position. After a bone is broken (fractured), the body starts the healing process. If the two ends of your broken bone are not lined up properly, it can heal with a deformity. It may result in a shorter than normal, twisted or rotated in a bad position, or bent bone.

What are the symptoms of malunion?

Depending on the severity, you may feel swelling, pain, discomfort, tenderness, and difficulty in moving or carrying weight in the fractured area.

Not all malunions require treatment!

You might not need a surgical treatment if your malunion has not caused any impaired functioning. But if the altered bone positioning is significant and damaging, it may require surgical treatment.

After proper diagnosis, an orthopedic surgeon will perform osteotomy to shorten, lengthen or realign the fractured bone.

Visit and consult our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ravinder Puri at CMC for proper diagnosis and treatment of your malunion.