Fracture non-union - distal humerus

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Elbow restricted movement. History of trauma 3 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Right elbow

 Non-union fracture of the distal humerus with the sclerotic line at the fractured ends.

Marginal osteophytes formation next to the fracture sides.

Case Discussion

Fracture non-union describes the failure of normal fracture healing processes. Solid bone healing will not occur without further treatment intervention.

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Case information

rID: 74573
Published: 21st Apr 2020
Last edited: 29th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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