| | Complications after reconstructive surgery
I had reconstructive surgery December 2011 on my right foot after a crush injury that resulted in a clinical flat-foot. I have three screws towards the inner foot, a brace with screws towards the outer heel, which was broken and moved over to provide stabilization.a lot of I also had an elongation of a ligament in my calf muscle. I have had numbness along the outside of my foot from heel to fifth toe since surgery. In April I began to experience burning, shooting pains like an electrical shock along that same area. My physician and physical therapist attempted injections to no avail. In May I started having excruciating pain in the area of the brace. Ultrasound showed possible sural nerve entrapment with a lot of paraneural and neural swelling from mid-calf down to the metal brace. I had an electromyogram and nerve conduction study today. The neurologist said I definitely have sural nerve damage and possibly compartment pain syndrome. My next appointment with my podiatry surgeon is in 2 weeks, but everything I have read about compartment syndrome says it is an emergent thing. Should I wait for my appointment, or insist that I be seen ASAP?