Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 39–41 | Cite as

Stress fracture of the radius following non-union of an isolated fracture of the ulna

  • H. De Boeck
  • E. Verhaven
  • P. P. Casteleyn
Article

Summary

Non-union of the ulnar diaphysis after isolated ulnar shaft fracture is uncommon. Complications due to non-union of the ulna must therefore be very rare. A case of a stress fracture of the radius in a postmenopausal woman following an isolated ulnar shaft fracture and non-union is presented. The mechanism of the stress fracture and propositions for preventing non-union of the ulnar shaft after an isolated fracture in the osteoporotic patient are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. De Boeck
    • 1
  • E. Verhaven
    • 1
  • P. P. Casteleyn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAcademic Hospital of the Free University of BrusselsBelgium

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