Proximal humerus and humeral shaft nonunions.

  title={Proximal humerus and humeral shaft nonunions.},
  author={Edwin R. Cadet and Bob Yin and Brian Schulz and Christopher S. Ahmad and Melvin Paul Rosenwasser},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={21 9},
The rate of nonunion is estimated to be 1.1% to 10% following closed treatment of proximal humerus fracture and 5.5% following closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture. Surgical management should be considered for fractures that demonstrate no evidence of progressive healing on consecutive radiographs taken at least 6 to 8 weeks apart during the course of closed treatment. In the case of proximal humerus nonunion, recent series have demonstrated union in >90% of patients treated with… CONTINUE READING
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