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Had an ankle reconstruction, had an incision, tingling sensation. What is it?


I had an ankle reconstruction 12 days ago, and I'm in a cast non-weight bearing. All is healing well it seems - I have my leg down and not elevated for longer periods without pain. However, today I have begun noticed a strange tingling sensation around my ankle, where I assume is where the incision was made, and around other areas of my foot also covered by the cast. No matter what position I rest or elevate my foot in, the tingling feeling won't go away. Any suggestions as to what this might be would be appreciated! Thanks, Kim
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi, a little paraesthesia or tingling is expected around an incision in the post operative period, and can also be experienced if the limb is edematous or swollen, so elevate your legs and wiggle your toes. But persistent tingling appearing 2 weeks after surgery may point to cast related problems. Is the leg swollen too much, does the cast feel tight, is there any discoloration of the toes? See your doctor if it persists.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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