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Jul 20, 2006 · Nonunion. Sometimes the thumb bones do not fuse as planned. This is called a nonunion, or pseudarthrosis. (Pseud means false, and arthro means joint; a pseudarthrosis refers to the motion at a false joint.) If the motion from a nonunion continues to cause pain, you may need a second operation to try to get the bones to completely fuse.Author: Eorthopod.

Nonunion. Sometimes the thumb bones do not fuse as planned. This is called a nonunion, or pseudarthrosis. (Pseud means false, and arthro means joint; a pseudarthrosis refers to the motion at a false joint.) If the motion from a nonunion continues to cause pain, you may need a second operation to try to get the bones to completely fuse.

Failure of bone fusion The chance of the bones not joining together after this operation is different for each joint. The most common joint to be difficult to fuse is the thumb base joint. Non-union rates of up to 15% have been found in recent studies looking at the thumb base joint (higher rates in older studies).