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Table 1 Details of the patients

From: Infected forearm nonunion treated by bone transport after debridement

Case Age Nonunion site Bone defect Wrist flexion/extension (°) Forearm pronation/supination (°) Length gained External fixation index Wound healing time
  (years)/sex   (cm) Pre-op Follow-up Pre-op Follow-up (cm) (days/cm) (days)
1 18/M Ulna, middle 2.1 35–0–40 50–0–40 55–0–60 65–0–80 2.5 42.1 43
2 35/F Radius, proximal 3.4 20–0–25 55–0–40 40–0–35 60–0–65 3.5 46.5 47
3 25/M Ulna, distal 1.8 25–0–40 65–0–50 45–0–50 60–0–75 2.0 39.6 39
4 56/F Radius, proximal 2.9 30–0–25 50–0–45 35–0–40 65–0–80 3.0 51.6 54
5 15/M Ulna, distal 3.5 60–0–55 60–0–55 55–0–40 80–0–85 3.5 37.9 31
6 37/M Ulna, distal 4.6 50–0–50 50–0–50 60–0–45 75–0–70 4.8 47.5 57
7 43/F Both, distal 2.4 10–0–15 45–0–30 25–0–30 50–0–45 2.5 50.5 42
8 51/F Radius, distal 4.2 25–0–30 55–0–40 40–0–55 60–0–75 4.5 53.2 53
9 40/M Ulna, proximal 4.0 30–0–30 50–0–60 55–0–40 85–0–80 4.0 38.0 36
10 24/F Radius, middle 3.7 20–0–25 60–0–55 30–0–45 65–0–60 4.0 45.6 48
11 27/M Ulna, distal 2.9 30–0–45 40–0–60 45–0–60 75–0–80 3.0 43.5 35
12 32/M Ulna, proximal 3.6 35–0–35 50–0–50 30–0–45 60–0–75 3.8 47.3 52
13 38/M Radius, proximal 2.3 50–0–60 50–0–60 45–0–50 75–0–70 2.5 39.5 37
14 45/F Ulna, distal 3.4 60–0–60 60–0–60 75–0–60 75–0–80 3.5 41.5 41
15 31/F Ulna, distal 4.1 30–0–25 50–0–40 20–0–35 85–0–75 4.0 47.5 53
16 26/M Radius, distal 3.8 25–0–30 35–0–50 40–0–25 60–0–50 4.0 51.2 36
17 17/F Ulna, proximal 2.6 40–0–45 60–0–60 50–0–40 75–0–80 3.0 43.5 38
18 36/M Ulna, distal 3.2 30–0–45 40–0–50 40–0–45 65–0–60 3.5 53.5 46
19 29/F Both, distal 2.7 20–0–15 40–0–60 40–0–35 65–0–70 3.0 45.7 43
20 21/M Ulna, distal 4.5 30–0–45 60–0–60 55–0–30 70–0–80 4.5 39.5 35
21 38/M Ulna, proximal 3.8 40–0–45 40–0–45 30–0–40 65–0–70 4.0 43.0 42