Humeral shaft nonunion

Steven Dailey, M. T. Archdeacon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781782424727
ISBN (Print)9781782424499
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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