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Table 3 Evaluation of the functional results

From: Infected nonunion of tibia and femur treated by bone transport

Functional results Infected tibia nonunion Infected femur nonunion Total Criteria
Excellent 25 12 37 Active, no limp, minimum stiffness (loss of <15° knee extension/<15° ankle dorsiflexion), no reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), insignificant pain.
Good 27 15 42 Active, with one or two of the following: limb, stiffness, RSD, significant pain
Fair 13 8 21 Active, with three or all of the following: limb, stiffness, RSD, significant pain
Poor 0 0 0 Inactive (unemployment or inability to return to daily activities because of injury)
Failure 0 0 0 Amputation