Knee operation nerve damage

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) my question is about the nerve damage I have obtained.... Although the area's in which are effected have lessened since decompression surgery, (numbness used to be from knee to collar bone on right side, now from hip to collar bone) things stopped getting better around 8 months post op and don't seem to have progressed form there. has anybody experienced similar symptoms? Does anyone think that my nerves will improve, is there physio or something i can undertake?
My 21 year old son has suffered for one year from chronic knee pain that through process of elimination has been diagnosed as small fiber nerve damage. He had ACL surgery 3 years ago and this started 2 years later when he was exercising his knee. He has been to Emory to a neuropathic neurologist, and all of his test results were normal. He has had 7 epidural and IV regional nerve blocks and currently is on noritriptoline none of which has given him any relief.
18 months ago recieved femoral nerve damage at lumbar sacral plexus caused by 3 inch retractor blade during rectopexy and colposuspension. 5 months later underwent exploratory and decompression operation with marginal success . At present unable to walk or stand without knee brace . Experiencing neurological changes during sitting suggesting adhesions causing pressure on nerve .
Common Peroneal nerve dysfunction is a disorder caused by damage to the Peroneal nerve, characterized by loss of movement or sensation in the foot and leg. Surgery may be required if the disorder is persistent or symptoms are worsening, if there is difficulty with movement, or if there is evidence on testing that the nerve axon is degenerating. Surgical decompression of the area may reduce symptoms if the disorder is caused by entrapment of the nerve.
Thank you for your question. These symptoms you are having can occur due to impingement, irritation or compression of nerve of thigh. Most frequently involved nerve is lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh (which is branch of femoral nerve). This condition is called meralgia paraesthetica which manifests itself as pain, tingling or burning sensation of outer thigh.
I am seeing a pain management docter tommorrow and I can let you know how it goes. Apparantly there are drugs that are specific to nerve damage and procedures that can help which have something to do with pressure on the nerves. I understand your distress - It is very painfull and unpleasant - however it is important to rember that it is 'fake' pain as it does not come from any injury it is just the nerves 'misfiring'.
It has been 2 months since I had a EMG Test done to find out if I had nerve damage due to a shooting pain that I was having throughout my body for the past year. Shortly after the EMG Test which was given at the VA Hospital in West L.A. I have experienced days that I can barely get out of bed, it is also difficult for me to even walk short distances without having pain throughout my entire body radiating mostly from the neck down.
plate on fibula and 13 screws,i am home now after 3 operations,my worry is that after the first operation i woke up in serious pain in my ankle,doctors new something was wrong so was takin back down to operate on again,the surgeons had damaged a nerve in my foot near my ankle nd the screws were still touching off the nerve after the operation,since the first operation my foot was numb nd couldn't move my toes,4 weeks on i can just about have feeling in my foot,only slightly in area's and slightl
The pain drive me mad and I couldn’t find anything similar on the web (I tried to find an orthopedic injuries, nerve damage etc. but with no success). Does anyone know what can it be? Or how can it be treated?
The swollen testicle 8 weeks later suggests spermatic cord damage. The radiating pain suggest nerve entrapment or damage. Seek other Doctors. Please let me know how it goes by leaving me e message.
Numbness may need to be evaluated and could be related to nerve compression/ damage or neuropathy. I would suggest discussing the situation in detail with your orthopedician. You may also seek a second opinion from another doctor regarding the management plan. Hope this is useful. Take care!
sciatic neuropathy). It got slightly worse with the years and pain is occurring especially after exercise, often a swelling at the ankle increases the problem.
In June 2009 I landed in the hospital, diagnosed with a small L5-S1 disc protrusion that should heal. It did not. I had surgery on 9/8/09. Immediately after surgery I had numbness and tingling in my left calf, arch of my foot and big toe. Three days later I lost the strength in my left foot (foot drop). The foot drop has improved a little bit, but I have had constant pain since surgery.
How often have you seen this side effect from this type of surgery? Can there be permanant damage to this nerve? Should I be more patient with this resolving itself? Thanks for your advice--it has been valuable in the past.
At this point more than 2 1/2 year after the surgery the pain in the toe is spreading so that most of my left foot hurts. I believe when he was working of the knee he must have damage a nerve that services the foot.
Also anyone out there with ankle nerve damage with no tingling -no soreness,strickly shooting pain that lasts for seconds ,but severe -please let me know what helps for you.
I had an arthroscopic surgery on my knee which is the least invasive it gets, and I have numbness over my knee cap still 5 years later! Burning is a symptom of nerve damage. It may also be a sign of RSD which is a complex pain syndrome. RSD can cause irrational amounts of pain in relation to the injury.
Dad's nerve pain was relieved to a great extent after an operation as a result of an MRI which revealed nerve impingement in the cervical spine. Laser spinal surgery was a god send. He went in in a wheel chair and came out walking the same day. Might not be the same that you have, but maybe worth looking into... Hope you get better.
I had tibial nerve damage 6 yr. ago after a total knee operation. Just recently I started experiencing numbness from foot to knee when standing. This is followed by intense pain in the calf of my leg. I am on 2400 mg Neurotin already and it seems to happen soon after I take a dose. I have made an appt. with Neurologist but can not be seen until Dec. I was wondering if it is possible that the nerve is regenerating and that is why I am having intensity in pain and if so what do I do about it.
A year and a half ago the radiologist report said I had moderate OA damage that also involved my patella. The insides of my knees are more involved than the outside. My knee now feels worse than it did then. I wonder what he would say now? It feels like it’s getting to be bone on bone time. I walk with a painful limp that favors my right leg. When my pain is a little better I still have a limp. When my OA is raging it is difficult to walk and or stand.
I also have severe pain in my lumbar when pushed on, but I never really have pain in my back other than that. He said it looked like there was nerve damage to the sciatic nerve, and a nerve in my knee ???. He also questioned why they did not do an EMG on my back and of my back and has scheduled me for an EMG from one of the top hospitals in my area. All I want is my foot and leg to feel better and am being thrown in too many places from too many doctors.
My nurosurgeon said that the numbness, pins and needles and aching in my left foot, ankle, back of knee and back of thigh resulted from the rupture of the L4-L5 disk into the nerve sheath and the compression of the fibers for a lengthy period of time. The accident occured 2/25/00, and I underwent PT trying to avoid surgery which I underwent 8/7/00. The condition causes me great difficulty walking any distance (more than .25 mile) and I now have a limp.
The only thing that helped me when I had L5S1 ruptured disk into the nerve sac was surgery. The longer you wait the damage to the nerve gets worse and will take longer to heal. In my case surgery wasn't done for a year, I had 5 very stupid doctors with 5 stupid opinions, and the damage done to the nerve was mild but never really totally went away. I still have bouts of sciatica 21 yrs after the surgery.
Hi every one, for the last 2 years if have had nerve pain issues-i tripped over cord-and then had to have 3 surgeries-now i have hardware in L3/L4 and S1 and L5- now i have L4 nerve not exiting from L4/L5 area-Surgeon says i have to have another operation- in Australia there isn't alot of support-asking if the maybe anyone know that the next surgery will stop the nerve pain or will it help a little-very confused -i don't want to go thru another operation if its not going to work0surgeon says it
I'm only 34 years old but couldn't stand the severe pain in my right knee. I had 7 scopes and one major operation on the knee before this point. After leaving the hospital I had to go back in with severe calf pain. I was back in the hospital for another 4 days. Now I am at home and still having semi-severe knee pain. I can't find a location to rest my knee that gives it any relief. Anyone have any suggestions to lesson some pain? Does a swimming pool do anything?
i am sorry about your pain, however your doctors are right. i am 13 and i have a bulged disc, nerve damage, bone damage, overgrown bone, and all my ligaments are torn. i'm a competitive gymanst and nothing helps all you do is deal with it the best you can. good luck. but i guess you could try.... wearing a full time back brace ( i did that for a while and it helped for a few months) and get pain releiveing shots i haven't got one but many people on my team have.
If they existed prior to the surgery and still present, it could indicate irreversible nerve damage due to long standing nerve compression from prolapsed disc that cannot be reversed by the decompressive surgery undergone. Otherwise, if these are new symptoms, this could be postoperative edema causing nerve compression and neurological symptoms. You need to check with your neurosurgeon for assessment and Nerve Conduction Velocity NCV study would be required. Hope this helps. Take care.
My wife underwent a lipoma operation last Feb,08.The lipoma was below the left knee and was removed from the back.The lipoma was about 4.5inc long and 2 inc wide. She thought it was just an oversize muscle until she underwent a scan. During operation , the artery was cut and this complicated the whole operation. It took about two hours before a cardio-vascular doctor arreve and was able to sew back the operation. The firest two months was horrible. Pain relievers was given.
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