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Why might the bottom of my foot be numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness

There are a number of reasons for this.
Seeing your treating surgeon is most beneficial as he knows what was done in the operating room.

In brief: Numbness

There are a number of reasons for this.
Seeing your treating surgeon is most beneficial as he knows what was done in the operating room.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

Although there are many reasons, seeing your treating surgeon should be your first reference.
Possibilities that could cause numbness, post-operative swelling or normal expected post-operative symptoms. Please provide more information (post-operative time since surgery, which implant was used, etc). I hope this helps.

In brief: Many reasons

Although there are many reasons, seeing your treating surgeon should be your first reference.
Possibilities that could cause numbness, post-operative swelling or normal expected post-operative symptoms. Please provide more information (post-operative time since surgery, which implant was used, etc). I hope this helps.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

I recommend follow up with your treating surgeon.

In brief: Many reasons

I recommend follow up with your treating surgeon.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry

In brief: Nerve injury

Possibly there is injury to the posterior tibial nerve.
You should ask your surgeon regarding this possibility. Sometimes it may take six months to a year to resolve on its own.

In brief: Nerve injury

Possibly there is injury to the posterior tibial nerve.
You should ask your surgeon regarding this possibility. Sometimes it may take six months to a year to resolve on its own.
Dr. Seth Steber
Dr. Seth Steber
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In brief: Numb

It is always best to see your surgeon for any concerns you have.

In brief: Numb

It is always best to see your surgeon for any concerns you have.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Possible nerve impingement or trauma. I agree, Have it evaluated.
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