What is it?

Pseudoarthrosis is a condition in which broken bones fail to heal and reconnect after suffering from fractures. It is called pseudoarthrosis because the fracture looks like a fibrous joint. It is more common in adults after suffering from trauma or surgery. The exact reason for pseudoarthrosis is not known yet, but there could be a genetic predisposition to it. Also, risk factors include old age, poor nutrition, alcohol consumption, smoking, and hyperparathyroidism.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Pseudoarthrosis

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include lack of mobility, pain, joint clicking and sometimes redness and fever.


Diagnosis is based on imaging tests of the bones.


Treatment may include electrical stimulation, bone graft, and fixation.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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