Management of humeral nonunion after the failure of locking intramedullary nails.


We reviewed 21 cases of humeral nonunion following the failure of "locking" humeral nails. The nails had been inserted as the primary operative procedure following humeral fracture in fifteen cases or after the failure of closed treatment in six cases. Reconstruction after the failure of these implants was complicated by poor bone stock and difficulty in… (More)