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At first right leg and foot was burning now only my right foot is that because of my sergery on my spine. I also can not feel hot or cold?

At first right leg and foot was burning now only my right foot is that because of my sergery on my spine. I also can not feel hot or cold?

Can be related: Because all of the nerves that supply the lower leg come from your spine, if you have an issue or surgery to the spinal area you can have pain down in the lower part of your leg or foot.
If the burning pain is moving down into only your foot, it is a good sign that the symptoms are starting to go away. You should talk to your surgeon about this, to make sure they are aware of this. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Be seen: Especially since you are having shortness of breath, you need to be seen to make sure you are not having some kind of complication such as a pulmonary embolus for example. Not to say that you are, but that it would be wise to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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My toes feel like they're cold, but they aren't cold to the touch, and I can't seem to warm them up. I'm in short leg cast after ligament repair surgery?

My toes feel like they're cold, but they aren't cold to the touch, and I can't seem to warm them up. I'm in short leg cast after ligament repair surgery?

Contact surgeon: Call the office to describe the situation. They will need to tell you how to deal it it and might want to see you to evaluate the healing. No one else is nearly as good to provide answers. This is part of post-op care. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

Yes: Nerve block often causes vascular dilatation in the distribution of the block due to effect on autonomic nerve fibers. This will increase blood flow to your foot causing increased warmth. ...Read more

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Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?

Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?

Concerned Mom: Hyperactive sympathetic nervous system réponses are not unusual post operative. This is more common when a tourniquet has been used. Be sure that she is walking to prevent blood clots. Hot tea and mom's warm chicken soup would help. Dad would suggest a shot of something that would cause peripheral vascular dilatation. Keep her active and it would not hurt to call the surgeon's office. ...Read more

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Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?

Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?

Don't quite under-: -stand the? . The blueness in the toes is common. It is a response to injury, and involves a circulatory response especially if the leg is dependent. The rest is not a question. When she starts to have less pain & is weight bearing this usually goes away. If not, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are artificial limbs a hot topic for reconstructive surgery?

Are artificial limbs a hot topic for reconstructive surgery?

Of course!!!: That is a phenomenal area of interest with dr todd kuiken and dr dumanian conducting ground breaking research at northwestern u. However dna ressearch and homeobox gene theory hold the promise of regenerating limbs like a lizard can re-grow its tail after being severed. ...Read more

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My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

Cold foot after surg: It is not good. Go back to the orthopedic surgeon that did the knee. He/she was in there. That person knows what was seen and done. They will have the best knowledge about this. ...Read more

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Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?

Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?

Inflammation: Hot implies inflammation. Increased warmth is common a couple weeks after surgery, but if accompanied by significant pain or redness, then an urgent evaluation is necessary to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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I had microfracture surgery of the knee. I am on crutches & after I am up & about for a bit with partial weight the foot gets real cold & hard to war?

I had microfracture surgery of the knee. I am on crutches & after I am up & about for a bit with partial weight the foot gets real cold & hard to war?

Check with your surg: You need to discuss these concerns with your surgeon. Two things that come to mind when you mention a cold foot upon standing is poor circulation to the foot or secondly, possible nerve damage which is not uncommon with surgery. You didn't mention how long ago you had surgery, but often it can take up to a year for the nerve to regenerate following surgery. ...Read more

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4 weeks post knee surgery. Doing well, except today my knee is sore and hot to touch. No color change.

4 weeks post knee surgery. Doing well, except today my knee is sore and hot to touch. No color change.

Inflamed v infection: Could just be inflamed or may be infection. Ice could help, but go see your surgeon to be sure not an infection. ...Read more

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I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recetly I ve been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?

I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recetly I ve been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?

PFPS: I think that you may be having pain around your knee cap which could be patellafemoral syndrome. This is when the knee cap doesn't track right. After your surgery sometimes even with pt your vmo of your quad isn't always working right. I would see a sports med/ortho or the doc who did the surgery (ortho) and they will examine and probabaly rx physical therapy. ...Read more

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I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recently I've been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?

I had a meniscus repair surgery 10 months ago recently I've been having pain in my knee from being in the cold or climbing the stairs is that normal?

It can be: This may reflect simply scar tissue sensitivity, and the stair climbing problem likely reflects persistent weakness. If there has been no swelling or locking, then I would simply try to work on thigh strengthening exercises. If symptoms persist or worsen, then you need to return to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had meniscus surgery 2 weeks ago. Doctor went out of town this past week but my calf is hurting and now my foot is staying cold. What should I do?

I had meniscus surgery 2 weeks ago. Doctor went out of town this past week but my calf is hurting and now my foot is staying cold. What should I do?

Venous thrombosis o: deep venous thrombosis of the leg will cause your calf to hurt. The cold foot may be related to thrombosis of the venous system with an increase in the pressure in one of the leg compartments causing enough pressure to affect the arterial supply to the foot.
There may also be a thrombosis affecting the arterial blood supply to the leg which may be related to birth control pills taken before the s ...Read more

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Should I worry about swelling of 1 ankle & it feeling achy? It's hot where I live. I've been treated for deep vein thrombosis in past with surgery.

Should I worry about swelling of 1 ankle & it feeling achy? It's hot where I live. I've been treated for deep vein thrombosis in past with surgery.

Dvt: I would recommend evaluation with venous doppler sonogram.the heat issue is not responsible for swelling of one ankle, as that would affect both ankles. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and my foot feels like an ice cube why? My calf also hurts a little bit, but not red hot or swollen could it be a dvt?

I had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and my foot feels like an ice cube why? My calf also hurts a little bit, but not red hot or swollen could it be a dvt?

Ice cube foot: Any of the things you are describing should be evaluated by your surgeon sooner rather than later. Especially since your calf also hurts. Call right away and head for an er if your surgeon should be unavailable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly. On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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What does by pass surgery in the leg involve?

What does by pass surgery in the leg involve?

Leg bypass: You have diabetes. You need a bypass for the leg to heal and ulcer. The bypass of the leg will involve a new artery from the upper leg to lower leg. This will increase the blood supply to help heal. The doctor will use a vein and turn it into an artery. ...Read more

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How long after surgery can metal rods be removed from your leg?

How long after surgery can metal rods be removed from your leg?

When fx heals: Hard ware stays till the fracture completely heals, shows good callous tissue forms, may take 8 to 10 wks some timeseven more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ilizarov surgery for leg deformity correction?

Can you tell me about ilizarov surgery for leg deformity correction?

Ilizarov Technique: You need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon. The Ilizarov technique utilizes external fixation with a device that encircles the limb with rings and inserts rods and high tension wires. Ilizarov technique allows for a very rigid fixation that also shares a lot of the load. The benefit is that a surgeon can correct a deformity that involves nonunion or angularity. I will post a link in comments. ...Read more

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How can I take care of myself after surgery on my leg with tissue expanders placed?

How can I take care of myself after surgery on my leg with tissue expanders placed?

Limit activity &: Keep the area elevated clean & dry initially. I usually have a bulky compression dressing on the site. Once healed protection of the area from trauma is the mainstay. You should've been clear about this before the procedure, eg wound care options per your surgeons preference. ...Read more

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What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

Recommended Diet: Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated. Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common. ...Read more

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How effective is leg bypass surgery?

How effective is leg bypass surgery?

Depends: Leg bypasses are typically done when someone has pain or a non-healing wound from poor circulation. If the bypass is open then it will be effective at healing wounds and improving pain. How long bypasses work is another loaded question and depends in many factors. Some include, smoking status, is vein used as a conduit or synthetic material, is the bypass to an above or belw knee artery. ...Read more

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Why does your foot and leg swell afther surgery?

Why does your foot and leg swell afther surgery?

Swelling: You don't mention what surgery, but I will infer hip or knee based on the question including reference to the leg. Edema is normal after surgery and will travel distally toward the foot with gravity and following fascial planes. However, some help with edema is appropriate such as compression dressings or stockings. Seek the advice of your surgeon for more specifics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Could the surgery to fix bow legs make you shorter?

Depends on age: For children with severe genu varum (bow legged) that require surgery that might happen if the growth plate is involved. For adults it is unlikely to make you shorter. ...Read more