A 39-year-old female asked:
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what is the cause of knee pain after spine surgery that went wrong &had to have to take hardware out for pressuring the nerve on l3l4. i'm only 39?

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Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Referred pain: Knee pain after spinal surgery is due to irritated low back nerves.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
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Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe nerve related: This could be related to a couple things. 1st, after all that surgery, you could have some stenosis of the area where the nerves exit from the vertebrae, leading to pain, either from structural issues or scar tissue. If it does not feel like nerve pain, do you have any muscular weakness from these issues? It could be quad weakness leading to knee pain or change in gait causing arthritis.
Answered on Mar 21, 2014
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