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one screw came loose on my broken humerus bone what should i do

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: If it is not bothering you, observe it. If it is, take it out. Talk to you surgeon.

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Check with surgeon : The best thing is to check with the surgeon who operated on you.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Nusca
52 years experience General Practice
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yi Tang
Dr. Yi Tang answered
23 years experience Internal Medicine
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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is dependent on: several factors related to the fracture type, it's overall reduction and healing progress. Only your surgeon will be able to answer this type of ques ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes: yes you should be able to do anything you want by now,start slow improve your grip and your strength.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Emran
15 years experience Family Medicine
Elbow fracture: I definitely recommend going to an er or the urgent care today to get an x-ray of your elbow and forearm. Elbow fractures are serious because there ar ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
One year check up.: It could be, but without a thorough evaluation, it is impossible to be certain. It could be residual pain from the injury that sometimes takes more th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consult with: An orthopedic surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Once the bones are healed there is very little motion of the bones, and it is highly unlikely that a fall would damage anything. The screws and or ot ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your Orthopod: who has been treating you for your FX and let him examine you and get a XRs on your leg/ankle. Do what he tells you. Good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fixation: A broken hardware needs to be removed or replaced.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Listen to your : Surgeon. What is your question?
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Awhile: Tibial shaft fractures take 8-12 weeks to heal
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Probably can't be...: Reversed at this point. You would need a joint implant, but if there is no longer a joint capsule(after the injury) it can't be done. I guess you ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
New Crowns: Once a tooth has been prepared for a crown, only a new crown can replace an old, broken down crown. If the teeth are unrestorable, they will need to b ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doc...: At 2 months the bone should be healed enough that it is not moving around. You need to check an xray to confirm healing.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: It is possible over tine for a screw to get loose and solution is simple removal of the hardware.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Would avoid til xray: I would avoid any strenuous activities with the arm until you get an exam and xray. It is not uncommon for a screw to back out the question is the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Call doctor: You need to be evaluated by the orthopedic specialist who placed the cast. The cast may need replacing. Not something you can do on your own.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily : Many fibula fractures do not need surgery. If you were seen in an ER, make sure to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Without more details: Difficult to tell, but it doesn't sound normal. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon about possible hardware removal, to see if that would help or no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That's a question: for your ortho. It depends on how stable he feels it is as well as if is healed & how long since the fracture. Once healed, he will be the one who ... Read More
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