We report a case of an adult with osteogenesis imperfecta, who underwent humeral shaft osteotomy to correct an internal rotation deformity results from a humeral shaft malunion. The patient incurred a temporary radial nerve palsy.
Humeral shaft malunion can be successfully treated with rotational osteotomy of the humerus through an anterior approach; however, the risk of radial nerve palsy exists and may be minimized by a posterior approach.
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute—Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2Sidney Kimmel Medical College—Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Investigation performed at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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