Antegrade intramedullary nailing of the humerus complicated by heterotopic ossification of the deltoid: A case report

Andrew H. Schmidt, David C. Templeman, Carol M. Grabowski

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Abstract

A case of antegrade nailing of the humeral shaft in a polytrauma patient was complicated by heterotopic ossification of the lateral deltoid muscle and severe loss of shoulder motion. The patient did not respond to physiotherapy alone and was successfully managed by excision of the heterotopic bone and adjunctive radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Humeral shaft fracture
  • Intramedullary nailing
  • Polytrauma

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