Humeral shaft nonunion

Steven Dailey, M. T. Archdeacon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Humeral shaft fractures are typically treated nonoperatively with a functional brace; however, approximately 6% of these fractures progress to nonunion. Humeral shaft nonunions are a significant source of patient morbidity and can be challenging complications for orthopedic surgeons to treat. This chapter reviews the management of humeral shaft nonunions and discusses a variety of treatment modalities. Particular emphasis is placed on patient presentation, medical optimization, and surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Shoulder
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages361-388
Number of pages28
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781782424727
ISBN (Print)9781782424499
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Humeral fracture complication
  • Humerus
  • Humerus fracture
  • Nonunion
  • Nonunion management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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