A 33-year-old member asked:

How long do bone screws typically last?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Forever: Bone screws are either stainless steel or titanium. They do not dissolve or decompose. They can become loose or move however. If you are experiencing discomfort, you need to consult the surgeon who placed them or another orthpaedist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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