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5) For minimally displaced fractures of the ulna when the radius is intact, external coaptation with a figure-8 bandage could be a less complex and less costly method of management entailing minimal iatrogenic trauma to the soft tissue.
In this case, excessive motion at the fracture site, resulting from the inability of the external coaptation to maintain fragment stability, resulted in delayed union.
3-8) External coaptation, arthrodesis, and transarticular external skeletal fixation result in temporary or permanent immobilization of joints.

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