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New Minimally Invasive Bridge-Plate Technique for Treatment of Atrophic Humeral Shaft Nonunion

By Paulo Roberto Vilaca Junior, Americo Zoppi Filho and Farshid Moshiri

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Introduction Humeral nonunion is a condition resulting from lack of healing at the fracture site often associated with alteration of the local biological potential. Case Presentation A 38-year-old male patient, who had a fracture in the left humerus caused by a fall 8 months earlier was presented. He was treated non-operatively with Sarmiento brace. Conclusions The present study introduced a new minimally invasive bridge-plate technique for treatment of humeral shaft nonunion that avoids wide dissection, radial nerve isolation and periosteum stripping. It is a safe procedure, which led to bone healing and good results in a patient with atrophic humeral shaft nonunion

Topics: Orthopedic surgery, RD701-811
Publisher: Iran University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:b4ae95360bd0429badce388bec653533
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