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Lewiston, ME
A 47-year-old female asked:

What causes numbness and tingling in the leg and foot after having arthroscopic knee surgery? i just had knee surgery may 12 a lot of swelling

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies : There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the peroneal nerve at the fibular head, or even a sciatica from the back among numerous other pisdibilities. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and follow their recommendations.
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