Font Size
A
A
A

Pseudoarthrosis


Pseudoarthrosis is the formation of a false joint caused by the failure of the bones to fuse. This most commonly occurs when the bones do not heal properly after a fracture.

Pseudoarthrosis usually causes pain, because the two bones are moving against each other, instead of being fused together. This movement may cause problems with metal screws or other hardware used to fuse the bones together. Additional surgery may be required to align the bones and fuse them together.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedJuly 21, 2011

eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

To learn more visit Healthwise.org

© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD


Medical Dictionary