Patient Case History: Bill

Repair of Distal Humerus Nonunion

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Bill injured his right elbow a few years back. He had a distal humerus fracture that was repaired by other doctors. The fracture did not heal despite several operations. He came to us with a painful nonunion, instability of the arm, and broken internal hardware.

Bill, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, distal humerus fracture, painful nonunion, broken internal hardware
Bill, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, distal humerus fracture, painful nonunion, broken internal hardware

Post-Op

We repaired the nonunion, removed the internal hardware, and applied an Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial frame to stabilize and compress the nonunion.

Bill, Post-Op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, repaired nonunion, distal humerus nonunion, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Bill, Post-Op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, repaired nonunion, distal humerus nonunion, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Bill, Post-Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, repaired nonunion, distal humerus nonunion, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Bill, Post-Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, repaired nonunion, distal humerus nonunion, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame

Follow-Up

After frame removal, the bone was completely healed. Bill has been able to resume his active lifestyle.

Bill, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, humerus healed, return to active lifestyle, nonunion
Bill, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, humerus healed, return to active lifestyle, nonunion
Bill, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, humerus healed, return to active lifestyle, nonunion
Bill, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, humerus healed, return to active lifestyle, nonunion
Bill, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, humerus healed, return to active lifestyle, nonunion


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