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Can screws cause stress risers in bone?

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Haven't seen a single screw create a problem of a stress riser. More common is the stress riser created from removal of a screw and the remaining defect in the bone before it fills in with new bone.
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