6 doctors weighed in:

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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Thank
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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 is not healing.
It would be best to see your Orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and discussion.

In brief: 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 is not healing.
It would be best to see your Orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and discussion.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Thank
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

If it is not bothering you, observe it.
If it is, take it out. Talk to you surgeon.

In brief: Variable

If it is not bothering you, observe it.
If it is, take it out. Talk to you surgeon.
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Dr. Rhett Griggs
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
7M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors