Özal Özcan1, Hakan Boya1, Haluk H. Öztekin2

2Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, Zübeyde Hanım Practice and Research Center
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
İzmir, Turkey

Keywords: Fracture, Nonunion, Radius neck, Conservative treatment


Because nonunion of the radial neck is extremely rare in adults, we present a case of nonunion of the radial neck fracture with localized swelling at the antecubital fossa mimicking a tumor. She had no functional deficit and only mild pain with daily activities. The patient was treated with conservative methods. Six months later, the patient was pain-free, with full range of motion and resolution of the fullness in the antecubital fossa. The severity of patient symptoms and abnormality of elbow function should determine the choice of treatment for nonunion of radial neck fractures.