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    Old 01-20-2020, 02:13 PM   #1
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    Fusion and foot drop

    I had l3-l5 fused in mid November 2019. The surgery was successful to the extent that my legs and thighs no longer feel heavy and achy, my back pain is essentially gone. However I woke up with foot drop that I didn't have going into the surgery. Two days after my initial surgery I needed a second surgery to remove fluid buildup on my L5 nerve. The numbness and tingling that was from my knee down is slowly getting better and most days just my foot is numb. Surgeon is thinking about taking out the screw that is closest to my L5 nerve at 3 months. Anyone have any experience with anything like this? I'm trying to accept the reality that I will have foot drop for the rest of my life.

     
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