Dr. Nolan Horner

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Trauma Surgery


In many cases fractures can be treated with non-operative management such as casting, immobilization and/or bracing. However, depending on the fracture pattern and location surgical management may be necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.

Similarly, depending on the location of tendon rupture it may require surgical repair. In the case of surgical management of tendon ruptures, early intervention is normally recommended due to increased scarring and retraction of the tendon over time. However, even in the case of chronic tendon ruptures, surgical repair is generally still possible.

Please see below a list of some common traumatic injuries and fracture surgeries Dr. Horner performs.

Fracture Fixation

  • Ankle fracture fixation
  • Wrist fracture fixation
  • Forearm fracture fixation
  • Humerus fracture fixation
  • Clavicle fracture fixation
  • Hip fracture fixation
  • Tibia fracture fixation
  • Shoulder fracture fixation

Tendon ruptures

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Pectoralis major tendon repair
  • Hamstring tendon repair
  • Distal biceps tendon repair
  • Quadriceps tendon repair
  • Patellar tendon repair

Dr. Horner has also published extensive research on trauma surgery. Below is a list of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters by Dr. Horner on this topic.

  1. Ann W, Akhter S, Horner NS, Aljedani A, Khan M, Alolabi B. Outcomes and Complications of Distal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty for Distal Humeral Fractures. Shoulder & Elbow. In press.
  2. Wang J, Stride D, Horner NS, Petrisor B, Khan M, Alolabi B. The Role of Deltoid Ligament Repair in Ankle Fracture: A Systematic Review. J Foot Ankle Surg. In Press.
  3. Hildebrand A, Zhang B, Horner NS, Alolabi B, Khan M. Indications and Outcomes of Radial Head Excision: A Systematic Review. Shoulder & Elbow. 2019. In press.
  4. Horner NS, Samuelsson K, Soloym J, Bjorgul K, Ayeni OR, Östman B. Implant-Related Complications and Mortality After Use of Short or Long Gamma Nail for Intertrochanteric and Subtrochanteric Fractures: A Prospective Study with Minimum 13-Year Follow-up. JBJS OA. 2017;2(3):e0026.
  5. Horner NS, Khanduja V, MacDonald AE, Naendrup J-H, Ayeni OR. Femoral neck fractures as a complication of hip arthroscopy: a systematic review. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2017;4(1):9-17.