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A 73-year-old female asked:

Had a nerve block for large toe amputation on neuropathic foot 18 hours ago and no flexion has returned. foot and ankle like wood. should i be worried?

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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
18 hours is not unusual but you can also present circulatory conditions so not absorb the local anesthetic as quickly. If epinephrine was used 24 hours are not unusual in a “normal” foot. If any further concerns call the surgeon. He is best source of information about the surgery.
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