Non-united fractures

Case contributed by Chad Wong


75 year old female presents to ED with a two day history of rigors and coryzal symptoms. Routine chest X-ray ordered.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Lung fields are clear.

Old non-united left humeral head and neck fracture. There is also an old non-united fracture of the lateral right clavicle.

Case Discussion

The patient reported a history of a left proximal humerus fracture 9 years ago, with failed open reduction and internal fixation. This resulted in chronic pain and disability with very little function or range of movement in her left shoulder.

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