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Kidney stones surgery done, no stone removed, hit a nerve while injecting anesthesia, unable to feel leg. How can movement be brought back in legs?

Hello, I have a question regarding Kidney stones . my father in law had kidney stone surgery on thursday and the doctor told us all was fine. Turns out that they didn t remove the stone and that they hit a nerve when injecting the anesthia and now he can t feel his leg still after 2 days. Is this normal and what can be done to get movement back in his leg?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Firstly one cannot say for sure why the stone was not removed. That is for the surgeon to clarify why it was not removed. Regarding the loss of sensation of in his leg sometimes intense nerve block occurs in spinal or epidural block. Sometimes while inserting the needle one might hit the nerve root leading to the above symptoms. The patient might have movement in the leg but the sensation will take time to regain. This is a uncommon presentation. Dont worry severe injury to nerve is very unlikely. two days have passed. normal sensations will return soon.
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