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Is it possible for my humerus to still break down further after having a plate and 5 screws put in 10 yrs ago?
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The bone or the hardware can break but only if you have another significant fall.
The bone usually breaks below or above the hardware.

In brief: No
The bone or the hardware can break but only if you have another significant fall.
The bone usually breaks below or above the hardware.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. Howard Epps
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You can get a fracture at the edge of the plate, because this is a stress riser. This is the dilemma - there is a risk of getting a fracture below the plate, but removing the plate entails the risks of another surgery, and for a brief period of time the risk of getting a new fracture through one of the screw holes.

In brief: Yes
You can get a fracture at the edge of the plate, because this is a stress riser. This is the dilemma - there is a risk of getting a fracture below the plate, but removing the plate entails the risks of another surgery, and for a brief period of time the risk of getting a new fracture through one of the screw holes.
Dr. Howard Epps
Dr. Howard Epps
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