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Pins and needles pain in foot after surgery for broken fibula. What could be causing this?

I broke my fibula 1/19 and had cast,etc....then 3.5 mos later I had MRI (still alot of pain and had my PCP order it) was discovered I needed a plate and 5 screws. Had that surgery 2 weeks ago. Ever since I have awful pins & needles pain in top of foot . Has NOT let up at all and wakes me at nite. What could be causing this? Do you think they cut a nerve during surgery? Will it go away? Let me also add that I only saw a physicians asst until I had the the doctor is handling. ...I still don t feel warm and fuzzy about all this
Asked On : Tue, 8 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Do not worry as chances of nerve cut is not there
Every surgery causes pain and it can be less or more according to type of surgery
I would suggest you to ask your doctor to have a look over your surgical wound if there is any sign if inflammation like red, hot skin or fever or discharge. He can also check ESR, CRP and WBC. If all these reports are normal you donot need to be worried.
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