Chief Complaint: Olecranon Fracture Reed, an active 69 year-old male rower, went walking in a rocky jungle in Belize when he slipped and fell landing hard on the point of his left elbow. His entire arm swelled massively but he was not able to see his doctor, Dr. Dennis Cullen, until he returned home.
Fracture nonunions and infections can be devastating for patients. Particularly when they occur overseas and either limited resources or opportunities make obtaining care a challenge. This case demonstrates successful treatment of a complex humeral nonunion after a motorcycle accident in Africa.