The authors present a case of infected non-union of the humerus treated by a two-stage procedure. In the first stage, a wide curettage of the septic tissue and a bone resection were performed introducing an antibiotic spacer. In the second stage, reconstruction of the humerus, fixation with intramedullary antibiotic nail, and bone graft were performed. A 1-year follow-up after the surgical procedure showed an excellent functional outcome, with no evidence of infection.
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Two-stage treatment for infected nonunion of the humerus: a case report
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2017; 3 (2): e390
Submission date: 03 May 2017
Revised on: 10 May 2017
Accepted on: 16 May 2017
Published online: 04 Aug 2017
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