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

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

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 best to decide your next steps. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

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 has healed, talk to your orthopedic doctor about follow up. ...Read more

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I have had a broken humerus bone with a rodand pins for 3 weeks and can't get into a pain management doctor for another week I am out pain meds. Help?

I have had a broken humerus bone with a rodand pins for 3 weeks and can't get into a pain management doctor for another week I am out pain meds. Help?

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 appointment with the (i assume) orthopedic surgeon. Explain the pain issues and request analgesics to carry you until your pain management appointment comes through. I'm wondering why pain management is involved for acute injury. ...Read more

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Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

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 know that. ...Read more

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Hello! I have a recent proximal humerus fracture and am about 3 1/2 weeks out from closed reduction. How long should I continue to feel the bone move?

Hello! I have a recent proximal humerus fracture and am about 3 1/2 weeks out from closed reduction. How long should I continue to feel the bone move?

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 to mildly displaced bones heal in healthy individuals in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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After 2 months of accident doctor detected in.Mri that I have humerus fracture. Is now there chance to heal the broken bone after 2 months.

After 2 months of accident doctor detected in.Mri that I have humerus fracture. Is now there chance to heal the broken bone after 2 months.

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 enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's not hard. ...Read more

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I had surgery on a dismal humerus fracture three months ago. On the X-ray there's a screw broken, and my arm moves around in a circular motion, is this normal.

I had surgery on a dismal humerus fracture three months ago. On the X-ray there's a screw broken, and my arm moves around in a circular motion, is this normal.

Not normal: Distal humerus fractures are often difficult to manage, fix and heal. It sounds like you may be describing a delayed union or failure of fixation (screw breakage). You need to be re-evaluated by your surgeon to make sure everything is healing appropriately ...Read more

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Humerus Fracture (Definition)

It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured ...Read more