A 55-year-old member asked:
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Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience in General Surgery
Not sure: It is hard to tell if you had both legs involved with fasciotomy or just one. There may have been nerves disturbed that will need more time to heal. If you had any muscle damage from the high pressure in the compartments (ischemia), this may also need time to resolve and heal. I would recommend a good eval by a physical therapist and let them recommend a therapy plan to help you.
Answered on Apr 22, 2014
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Dr. Dale Carrison
33 years experience in Emergency Medicine
The nerve recovery can take as much as a year to recover. The time of ischemia before fasciotomy is important in determining time of recovery.
Apr 22, 2014

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