Humerus Nonunion ORIF – Franko

History: 53 year-old female came to my office 5 weeks after an injury to her right arm below the cement from a prior shoulder replacement.  She was initially treated by a different surgeon but referred to me after she failed to show any healing and was having a lot of pain after nearly a month and a half.  

Diagnosis: Right humerus shaft fracture in setting of shoulder arthroplasty and cement

Treatment: Right humerus non-union open reduction internal fixation

Outcome: Within 3 weeks she had near full motion and by 2 months she was fully healed and using her arm normally.  No pain and no limitation to function.  She was very appreciative and quite happy.