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

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Variable: If it is not bothering you, observe it. If it is, take it out. Talk to you surgeon.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery 23 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 51 years experience
Check with surgeon : The best thing is to check with the surgeon who operated on you.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Nusca
54 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yi Tang
Dr. Yi Tanganswered
Internal Medicine 25 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.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 43 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
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
There are risks and benefits to any surgery. In a 75 yo person with so many chronic conditions, the risk will be higher. Talk to her orthopedic surgeo... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Sports Medicine 46 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.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 23 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Humeral plate: I'm not sure what you mean that there is angulation of the plate, there has to be a slight convexity to the plate to avoid valgus malreduction. Physic... Read More
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