A 41-year-old female asked:
I had surgery for a fractured tibia and fibula with im nail. in a boot now and my leg feels like jelly and heavy. is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Linganswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Heavy: Probably normal post op issue. Would wait and reassess in the next several weeks.
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Dr. Cynthia Archeranswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
When surgery done?: The first question I have is, how long has it been since surgery? There are a couple of concerns if the injury was recent. You could have a deep vein clot. That's serious and you would need eval for that right away. The other possibility is nerve injury or maybe a regional block was done? You should have a set of post op instructions. Read that and then contact your ortho doc, discuss what to do.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2018
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