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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 215756, 2 pages
Case Report

Nonunion of the Medial Cuneiform: A Rare Case

1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dicle University Medical Faculty, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Seyrantepe Private Hospital, 21220 Diyarbakır, Turkey

Received 15 May 2013; Accepted 11 July 2013

Academic Editor: Jeffrey C. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Celil Alemdar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Isolated medial cuneiform fractures are quite rare. Conservative treatment is adequate in most cases, while deplaced or unstable fractures are treated surgically. Nonunion is seen extremely rarely after medial cuneiform fractures. There is only one case report in the literature. This case presented here is a 62-year-old male patient who had an isolated medial cuneiform fracture resulting from the impact of a falling metal object. Conservative treatment was performed initially. The patient was diagnosed as nonunion after physical and radiological examinations nine months after he presented to the outpatient clinic. Internal fixation with a mini plate and one staple after reduction was performed surgically. Defective region was filled with a 2 mL of autograft, and the operation was terminated.