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)213