A 57-year-old female asked:
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laminectomy 4 days ago now lower anterior leg and rt great toe have loss of sensation. is it permanent?

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Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Post Surgery Symptom: I cannot say whether the numbness and tingling permanent. You had surgery very nice. There is some swelling in the surgical site. I would wait some time for at least six weeks to see the numbness will resolve.
Answered on Nov 12, 2013
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Hopefully not: It is not uncommon for patients to experience some numbness after laminectomy, depending on the degree of nerve manipulation needed during surgery. Your surgeon should be able to tell you what is expected in terms of how long you should expect having symptoms.
Answered on Mar 3, 2016

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