U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone What should I do

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: If it is not bothering you, observe it. If it is, take it out. Talk to you surgeon.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ortho surgeon: See your ortho surgeon for treatment options. Depending on imaging reads, duration since surgical fixation, medical history etc, he or she may be the... Read More
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
See your doctor: Depending on the nature of your injury and the treatment a loose screw may be insignificant or it may mean that your fracture has too much motion and ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Check with surgeon : The best thing is to check with the surgeon who operated on you.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Nusca
General Practice 53 years experience
Location of break: It depends on the location of the break in your humerus. If it involved the shoulder joint you may need physical therapy to mobilize the arm after it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yi Tang
Dr. Yi Tanganswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, : A nonunion healing of humerus bone can cause pain and decrease shoulder joint function. You need to do X Ray first and consult orthopedics.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Pain: Post injury and post-operative pain management is most appropriately done by the surgeon who did the care/surgery. Call and arrange a follow-up appoin... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Warmth: Warmth is probably good sign. Fractures heal by making a clot first and this means increased blood flow. YOU should not get fever though. Let ortho... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
About 6 weeks: May be 8 weeks.Also is very important to you the physical therapy and rehabilitation finished, before to go yo the gym for heavy exercises.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Not much longer : Assuming the bone is healing at a normal rate, I would suspect your "instability" symptoms should fade away in the next 2-3 weeks. Most nondisplaced t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 22 years experience
Depends on imaging: Second opinion is a good idea. An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next month for reevaluation. A description is not e... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: no that is not normal. distal humerus fractures can be difficult to fix. If a screw is broken it suggests that there is or was enough motion at the ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership