Case of the month

Multiple failed surgery for arm bone fracture

  • This 65 year old gentleman had fracture of the arm bone. Plating was done. The bone failed to unite even after 1 year and ultimately broke down. He had to be re-operated. Plating and bone grafting was done again. He again broke the plate after 9 months. He came to us for 3rd surgery. We looked into the details of the case, and tried to figure out the possible cause of failure in the past. Repeat surgery was done where double plates were used, along with bone graft inside the canal of the bone.