Pseudoarthrosis in a Hypertrophic Nonunion of the Humerus: A Case Report


Nonunion of humerus fractures is an extensively reviewed topic in orthopedic literature. The current case describes the successful outcome of a hypertrophic nonunion in a patient who chose not to undergo any intervention when the nonunion was identified and the treatment options were discussed with him. Hence this case report is a good example of the transition of the medical world to the concept of patient-centered decision making having a successful outcome. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 18(1):39–41, 2009)

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Vamsi M. Singaraju, MD, and John D. Lubahn, MD