Operative management of a nonunion at the superior angle of the scapula: a case report uri icon


  • CASE: We present the case of a 40-year-old man with a fracture to the superior angle of the scapula who was treated nonoperatively for 10 months-leading to a symptomatic nonunion. The patient underwent reconstruction of the nonunion for a painful shoulder and was followed clinically for 3 years. He demonstrated major improvement in function and symptoms. CONCLUSION: Nonunions of the scapular superior angle can be effectively managed with surgical reconstruction.

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  • 2021