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Avatar f tn The day of my surgery (I still had my femoral nerve block in) I fell down the stairs. Because of the nerve block, I felt no pain. As the nerve block faded, I began to feel weakness in my knee- buckling, giving out, along with swelling and a some degree of hyperextension. I'm still on crutches after this minor arthroscopic surgery and am feeling pain. I am not sure if this is from the plica resection surgery because I was told that it should be pretty pain free.
Avatar n tn My 80 year old Mom had knee replacement surgery on 6/25/08. Her surgeon had a nerve block done along with general anesthesia. Mom can not pick up her left leg nor raise it to put on her clothes or shoes. She is a very healthy 80 year old, takes no meds AT ALL! Her surgeon and anesthesologist says this has never happened to them before. Went to a Neurologist, had an EMG, he agreed the quadrucepts are not all working, but says he is "perplexed" as to why she can not lift her leg.
Avatar n tn before surgery...the nerve root was total block to contrast on Myelogram before surgery...I continue w/loss of feeling in back of right thigh, outer right calf and right foot drop, as well as numbness in my foot...I had a 16 wk recovery followed by 3 mos. PT. I have tried to stopwearing the AFO and using the cane, unless I walk a long distance. My neurosurgeon is a compassionate & wonderfully honest Dr.
Avatar n tn I have had numerous knee surgeries but this past June I had an athroscopy to determine the cause of on going knee pain. Prior to the surgery I had a femoral nerve block. The surgery found small bone chips as well as a layer of torn cartilage under the knee cap. I have a history of blood clots from previous surgeries so I was sent home on blood thinners.
Avatar f tn She is still at the hospital and they have transferred her to Rehab, she is walking a little bit. She had Knee Surgery for a Femur Bone that came away from her knee. That part is good I guess. She is in severe pain and morphine, and oxycodone are hardly taking the pain away, does anyone have any suggestions. She has 9 doctors and they can't come up with any relieve.
Avatar n tn My 80 year old Mom had knee replacement surgery on 6/25/08. Her surgeon had a nerve block done along with general anesthesia. Mom can not pick up her left leg nor raise it to put on her clothes or shoes. She is a very healthy 80 year old, takes no meds AT ALL! Her surgeon and anesthesologist says this has never happened to them before. Went to a Neurologist, had an EMG, he agreed the quadrucepts are not all working, but says he is "perplexed" as to why she can not lift her leg.
Girl It was such a nice day today, that when me and my daughter went for a walk I suggested walking an extra block today. I pushed myself today even though right now my knee is hurting but, I keep telling myself when I lose weight it shouldn't hurt as bad. I know I do need a knee replacement in my left knee like I had in my right knee last year, I'm hoping to lose at least 20 pounds before going in for surgery.
Girl It was such a nice day today, that when me and my daughter went for a walk I suggested walking an extra block today. I pushed myself today even though right now my knee is hurting but, I keep telling myself when I lose weight it shouldn't hurt as bad. I know I do need a knee replacement in my left knee like I had in my right knee last year, I'm hoping to lose at least 20 pounds before going in for surgery.
Avatar m tn Hello- I had arthroscopic ankle surgery about a month ago to remove a lesion from a bone in my ankle. Since the nerve block and anesthesia wore off i have had severe pain on the top of my foot and for some reason behind my knee. The pain behind my knee is an achy pain while the pain on my foot is a burning/tingling/shooting pain. My foot is also very sensitive. I am fairly positive that something happened during the surgery.
Avatar f tn Hi, I can understand your situation. Pain on the outside of the knee, or lateral aspect of the knee joint, is commonly caused by lateral meniscus tears, lateral collateral ligament injuries, IT band tendonitis, and arthritis of the joint. Pain in the back of the knee can be due to the formation of a cyst, called a Baker's cyst in the back of the knee joint. Also common is for kneecap pain to be felt in the back of the knee.
Avatar f tn During surgery I was given a femoral nerve block that has resulted in femoral nerve damage. I have a scs implant for the pain. The main problem is that I cannot bend and straighten my knee due to severe pain. It feels like my knee is going to snap in half. what can this be?
Avatar n tn My question is what could be the cause for this? Could the surgery or the nerve block have caused these symptoms? I did not have any of these problems prior to the surgery. Just pain and restricted movement. Any advise or opinions will be greatly apreciated.
Avatar f tn I had patellar tendon surgery today for a complete rupture. I had a nerve block. I am 19 hours post op and I am in Excruciating pain. Nothing is comfortable, my quad is spasming. I called the on call physician and he said the pain would hit Lil a ton of bricks after the block wore off. I'm concerned because this hurts worse than the initial injury. Percocet is not working and it hurts too bad to elevate my knee. Is this normal and what can I do?
Avatar n tn it feels like the knee pain travels down the sciatic nerve and runs into and stops with my knee..I have had no return of feeling in my outer right calf since before surgery (nerve was compressed 6 mos.) but I also experience a sensation as tho the back of my calf (middle) has been sliced open with a razor, not constant like the knee tho...I have continued loss of full feeling and strength in my foot..but I do feel as tho my ankle and leg are getting weaker....
4618404 tn?1357229499 I need to have either PRC or FBA surgery to repair a scaphoid waist fracture in my right wrist. Should I have a stellate ganglion block prior to surgery to prevent RSD from spreading to my wrist? Or should it be a lumbar block, or alternatively, no block? Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
Avatar m tn I had a knee surgery yesterday and i was given a femoral block. Today it has been over 12 hours and i still have no feeling in my thigh and knee and my thigh is yellow. Why is this? Is this bad? Should I call the doctor? Please help! Thanks.
Avatar n tn I'm having total knee replacement surgery soon. I can't have a nerve block due to my spine. I'll have general Anesthesia, but was told the pain will be increased since I can't have the block. I'm concerned about managing pain afterward since I have Barrett's. Has anyone had knee or hip surgery and have Barrett's? What type of pain medication did you have?
Avatar m tn on April 1st 2011 I had an operation for a mid foot fusion,here in London England,I was given a nerve block I presume to help the pain,it is now 27th December and my foot is still just as numb as it was when I left hospital,the numbness starts from mid way between my knee and my ankle,will I always have this numbness or will it go away?
Avatar m tn The good news is that the doctors seem to have found a bone growth which is pushing on the peroneal nerve . A nerve block is scheduled to further confirm that hypothesis. The bad news is that the knee orthopedic surgeon says that he is nervous about operating in the popliteal cavity with its mess of nerves and blood vessels. He says that I should go see one of his associates who is a cancer orthopedic specialist who has operated more often in that challenging area of the knee.
Avatar f tn Manipulation of the knee occurred on March 15, 2010. Since the surgery I have been unable to move my leg without physically lifting my leg. The EMG revealed that I had sustained severe nerve damage as a result of the femoral block. Is there treatment for this and what is prognosis for recovery.
Avatar n tn it feels like the knee pain travels down the sciatic nerve and runs into and stops with my knee..I have had no return of feeling in my outer right calf since before surgery (nerve was compressed 6 mos.) but I also experience a sensation as tho the back of my calf (middle) has been sliced open with a razor, not constant like the knee tho...I have continued loss of full feeling and strength in my foot..but I do feel as tho my ankle and leg are getting weaker....
Avatar f tn My sister had Knee surgery and had a Nerve Block on her thigh when she woke up. She can't move her ankle now, it is numb, her ankle and foot are so swollen and they don't know what is wrong, Has anyone heard of anything like this before?
Avatar n tn before surgery...the nerve root was total block to contrast on Myelogram before surgery...I continue w/loss of feeling in back of right thigh, outer right calf and right foot drop, as well as numbness in my foot...I had a 16 wk recovery followed by 3 mos. PT. I have tried to stopwearing the AFO and using the cane, unless I walk a long distance. My neurosurgeon is a compassionate & wonderfully honest Dr.
Avatar f tn my grandma had a knee replacement 1 month again and had a nerve block.
Girl It was such a nice day today, that when me and my daughter went for a walk I suggested walking an extra block today. I pushed myself today even though right now my knee is hurting but, I keep telling myself when I lose weight it shouldn't hurt as bad. I know I do need a knee replacement in my left knee like I had in my right knee last year, I'm hoping to lose at least 20 pounds before going in for surgery.
Avatar f tn The neuro surgeon wants to do a nerve block and said dependent on my answers following the nerve block will determine if further surgery would help. Does anyone have any idea what the surgeon expects me to say which will or wont determine if more surgery required? I am in lots of pain and if surgery is the quickest and more long term pain relief then I would prefer to have surgery than continue with injections etc. Thanks for any advise or information anyone may have.
Avatar n tn I had a nerve block to help eliminate knee pain from total knee replacement. I had one block in January and had a four-day headache. We did another nerve block on Feb. 21 and my headaches and pain from this block were tremendous. Couldn't even watch TV without two pair of sunglasses. My headaches persist, even though I've been put on Prednisone. My doctor is weaning my off of the Prednisone, but my headaches continue.
Avatar n tn I have had a EMG and found that my femoral nerve was damaged. The surgeon contributes this to my positioning during surgery, i am in more pain than i was in before my surgery. The pain ranges from a 7 to a 10 plus. I am now raking 100 mg of lyrica 3 times a day and Lortab 10 650 four times a day. I wake up during the night with a stabbing pain in my leg. My left knee stays swollen all the time and now the pain goes into my knee.
Avatar m tn I am a 38 year old male. I had shoulder surgery and they used a nerve block. The surgery was a little over a year ago. After the surgery I had numbness from my neck to my hand, weakness in my arm and hand along with pain when lifting even light objects. It still continues to this day. I have seen 3 Neurologists and they say I have Brachial Plexopathy. I did not have these symptoms priar to surgery. Could this be a result of the nerve block, and if so is there any sulution to this problem?