Any body ever have a screw brake dueing hardware removal and the doctor just left it in there? i had a spinal fusion several years ago l5-s1. # years after that had hardware removal. During the initial hard ware removal one of the screws broke, on the back ends. The broken screw has since shifted and now is pinching a nerve in my back. My spinal surgeon ordered a CT scan to see the exact location, because it is possible they may have to remove it. Any body ever have a similar situation?