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A 25-year-old female sustains the isolated fracture seen in Figure A. The patient elects to have nonoperative management. When compared to operative treatment, which of the following is true of the clinical outcome following nonoperative management?
Long arm cast immobilization is necessary with nonoperative management
Twenty degree loss of forearm rotation is expected with nonoperative management
Loss of wrist motion is expected with nonoperative management
Loss of elbow motion is expected with nonoperative management
Equivalent clinical outcomes
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A 42-year-old male sustains a closed, isolated ulna shaft fracture with 2mm displacement and 3 degrees valgus angulation. He is treated conservatively with early range of motion but presents at one year with a painful atrophic nonunion. What treatment is indicated at this time?
Open autogenous cancellous bone grafting
Open reduction internal fixation with autogenous bone grafting
Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning
Use of an implantable ultrasound device