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A 39-year-old female asked:

Was advised that an ulna osteotomy surgery in 2013 failed to unite my styloid break from 2009. dr advised nothing he can do. what shud i do next?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Revision salvage : There is certainly salvage surgery that can be done by experienced fracture surgeons. The surgery would involve bone grafting and the use of bone morphogenic proteins, as well as, plate and screw fixation. There is always the possibility that it may fail but it is likely to heal the nonunion. Most importantly you must ask yourself what are your symptoms and are you sufficiently desperate.
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Are you sure that a L of your pain is coming from the styloid ? Ask for another opinion
Dec 9, 2015

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