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I had ankle ligament reconstruction yest,and a popliteal nerve block. It's been 20 hrs. I can't feel or even MOVE my toes at all. Is this normal?
Nerve block: Depending on the local anesthetic used, this may not be unexpected. Try to enjoy the pain relief & numbness; it will most likely wear off in just a few more hours. Any further concerns should be addressed by the anesthesiologist who performed your nerve block. Good luck with your recovery! ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Can u get bakers cyst when you have had a total knee replaced 10 years ago? Pain outside of knee near popliteal nerve & across, behind and into calf.
Yes: You can develop something similar to a bakers cyst in the back of a knee replacement A bakers cyst is a posterior displacement of knee capsule and fluid between two tendons in the back of the leg, often associated in the native knee with an intra- articular abnormality such as a meniscal tear; can occur in knee replacement if inflammation occurs, such as in polyethylene wear, let surgeon know. ...Read more
What is the treatment for persistent numbness and weakness in lower leg and foot 1 mo. After a popliteal nerve block to remove 3 fusion screws?
See neurologist: Nerve damage following a peripheral nerve block is a possible complication but should be uncommon in an experienced anesthesiologist's hands. A neurologist will probably consider a nerve conduction study to ascertain the cause of your problem and treatment options/prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal
Possibly: The popliteal artery is the third most common location for a aneurysm. These frequently occur in both legs. Patients who have one aneurysm are more likely to develop others in the aorta and femoral ( groin ) and iliac arteries. These patients are followed closely for early detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Annually: Once a year by ultrasound should be enough. You don't have to be concerned about treatment until it reaches a diameter of around 2cm. We don't worry about rupture. It is the formation of a blood clot and blockage of flow to the foot which is more likely to occur. These can be fixed surgically by replacing the short segment of artery or stenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with MD: A popliteal angle of greater than 50 degrees in this age group may indicate abnormal hamstring tightness. Please discuss with your pediatrician or specialist. ...Read more
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