Author: Volker Alt
RECOMMENDATION: If the ACR is used as a temporary non-locked implant for infection control, it should be removed and replaced by a biomechanically stable construct (e.g., locked intramedullary nail). If the ACR is used as a locked implant for both local delivery of antibiotics and provision of stable biomechanical conditions for consolidation of the non-union site, it can be left in place.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 70%, Disagree: 30%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Weak Consensus)357