What diagnostic criteria define infected non-union of long bone?

Authors: Arnold Suda, Willem-Jan Metsemakers

RECOMMENDATION: The lack of scientific evidence precludes the development of diagnostic criteria that are solely based on sound evidence. The combination of the consensus definition of fracture-related infection (FRI) with a nonunion is a reasonable starting place, however definitions of nonunion vary and both the FRI definition and any proposed criteria for long bone nonunion will need scientific validation.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 86%, Disagree: 9%, Abstain: 5% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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