Distal humerus atrophic nonunion in a child with osteogenesis imperfecta

Cpt Mark S. Hsiao, Matthew A. Mormino, Paul W. Esposito, Bridget A. Burke

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Atrophic nonunion of the distal humerus in children with osteogenesis imperfecta is a vexing and disabling problem. Traditional treatments, including casting, intramedullary nailing, plating and bone grafting have not been universally successful. We report on a case of successful treatment of one atrophic nonunion of the distal humerus in ad 2 year 10 month old child with type III OI who had failed more traditional treatments. The treatment used a combination of telescoping intramedullary nails, locking plate fixation and bone morphogenic protein.Level of Evidence: Level IV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • atrophic nonunion
  • distal humerus
  • nonunion
  • osteogenesis imperfecta
  • telescoping nail

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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