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What causes numbness in leg post knee replacement surgery?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I had knee replacement surgery 6 months ago. I have had numbness in my leg below the knee and the bottom of my foot feels like I am walking on pillows. The surgeon says it is neuropathy, but I did not have this before the surgery. I would appreciate a second opinion in regard to this diagnosis.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It seems to be neuropathy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

It seems to be neuropathy. I do not think it is related to the knee replacement surgery. A detailed clinical examination and few investigations like EMG & Nerve conduction studies are needed to establish a correct diagnosis of your problem. I suggest you to consult a Neurophysician and follow the advice.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (36 hours later)
I received a nerve conduction study from my surgeon's referral. The diagnosis was neuropathy. I can not understand, that if I did not have this condition before my surgery, how all of a sudden the day after my surgery, I have it.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
let me know

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Let me know whether the neuropathy is in both limb or only in operated limb.

Warm regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta (1 hour later)
Only in operated limb.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
could be because of nerve damage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It could be because of nerve damage due to tourniquet or tight bandage during surgery.

Warm regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes numbness in leg post knee replacement surgery?

Brief Answer: It seems to be neuropathy. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. It seems to be neuropathy. I do not think it is related to the knee replacement surgery. A detailed clinical examination and few investigations like EMG & Nerve conduction studies are needed to establish a correct diagnosis of your problem. I suggest you to consult a Neurophysician and follow the advice. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care