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Why is my leg paralyzed after hip replacement surgery...Im only 43.....Now what?

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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
6 doctors agree

In brief: Patience

It depends on what is wrong.
Most likely there was a traction injury to the sciatic nerve. It will typically recover in time. It may take a long time, but wait at least 6 weeks from the day of surgery then if there has been no improvement get and EMG (nerve conduction study) of your leg.

In brief: Patience

It depends on what is wrong.
Most likely there was a traction injury to the sciatic nerve. It will typically recover in time. It may take a long time, but wait at least 6 weeks from the day of surgery then if there has been no improvement get and EMG (nerve conduction study) of your leg.
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Nerves

If your leg is paralyzed after hip replacement, there may be some nerve involvement but it is difficult to say without knowing your history.
You should discuss it immediately with your surgeon however.

In brief: Nerves

If your leg is paralyzed after hip replacement, there may be some nerve involvement but it is difficult to say without knowing your history.
You should discuss it immediately with your surgeon however.
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Dr. Rohit Keswani
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