Surgical management of multiple painful rib nonunions in patient with a history of severe shoulder girdle trauma: A case report and literature review

Jack Anavian, S. Trent Guthrie, Peter A. Cole

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Abstract

The authors report painful nonunions after multiple rib fractures in a 50-year-old man who sustained a displaced scapula fracture and multiple ipsilateral rib fractures. The rib nonunions were reconstructed after an 11-month trial of nonoperative management, which was unsuccessful. The nonunions healed and symptoms completely resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-604
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Chest wall injuries
  • Nonunion
  • Rib fracture

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