Surgical management of multiple painful rib nonunions in patient with a history of severe shoulder girdle trauma: a case report and literature review uri icon


  • The authors report painful nonunions after multiple rib fractures in a 50-year-old man who sustained a displaced scapula fracture and multiple ipsilateral rib fractures. The rib nonunions were reconstructed after an 11-month trial of nonoperative management, which was unsuccessful. The nonunions healed and symptoms completely resolved.

publication date

  • 2009