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Popliteal nerve block not wearing off

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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Popliteal nerve block not wearing off

I had surgery on November 10th on my right ankle (it was just arthroscopic- so not a big deal compared my previous reconstructive one) and had a popliteal nerve block. I've had this block before and it went fine and wore off completely about 24 hours later. This one is not being that cooperative. It has been about a week and a half and I still have moderate numbness on the right side of my calf and my foot. My second toe (the one next to the big toe) is completely numb but I can move it, and I have a little numbness around the toe next to it.

The last time I asked my surgeon's PA about it she said that it was normal and lasted longer in younger people (I'm 20). That was about 4 days post op. I am just wondering if anyone else had similar problems and possibly can give me an idea of when this is going to go away. It is very annoying and distressing to me and I just want to feel my toe again!

Also, I don't have an appointment until 12/9, so I would have to call the office and ask them. I don't think that they would be concerned just yet, but I have read about possible nerve damage from these and I hate not knowing what is going on.


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