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POSSIBLE FEMORAL NERVE DAMAGE

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I HAD KNEE REPLACEMENT ON THE RIGHT KNEE OF 2/19/07. As soon as i got to my room at around 130 i was complaining of severe burning…like it was a band of heat around my thigh and i begged them to take those stockings off of me. they wouldnt.
I ALSO HAD A FEMORAL NERVE BLOCK ON UNTIL I WENT HOME 2 DAYS LATER.
I HAVE NEVER FELT ANY DIFFERENT SINCE THEY TOOK THIS OFF.
MY THIGH IS NUMB,,,I HAVE A SEVERE BURNING FEELING AND CAN NOT LIFT MY LEG.
MY PT BELEIVES THIS IS DUE TO THE TOURNIQUET WHICH MAY HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE FEMORAL ARTERY.
IS THIS COMMON. CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY ADVISE.
I FINALLY CALLED THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST AND GOT ME IN TO A NEUROLOGIST.
THEY DID THE INITIAL ASSRSSMENT YESTERDAY AND I GO BACK NEXT SAT. FOR A NERVE CONDUCTIVE STUDY.
I AM DESPERATE FOR ANY ADVISE OR INFORMATION.

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  1. I am in the same situation it turns out. My thigh is still very atrophied after 1 year and is 1 inch smaller in circumference than the other. My knee is still painful and I can’t even jog yet. I go for the nerve tests next week. What has happened with you?

  2. You possible had nerve damage to the nerve…not the femoral artery. Yes, it’s likely that is what happened. Get your test and see what the results are. Nerves outside the spinal cord can regenerate…but very slowly. Give it some time…usually by a year, what you have is what you will have for life. Ask you doc about the rate of healing nerves.

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