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My son had surgery on his foot August 16th 2016, he receive

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My son had surgery on his foot August 16th 2016, he receive a nerve block that were he could not feel is whole leg and foot, he has not got his feeling back are movement and cannot walk on his foot, he can only move his big toe very little and feel between his big toe
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry about your son's foot.

it sounds like this nerve block has lasted longer than needed.

he is now about a month after his surgery.

has he talked to his food surgeon about this?

he may need to see a neurologist to get a nerve evaluation to see what is going on and to see if the nerve block injured his nerve.

he may need EMG nerve conduction studies to show his nerve is not working correctly after this nerve block.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the doctors are saying he will be feeling and movement within 5 months, does this kinda thing happen
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

I see

so it sounds like he needs more time to recover from his nerve block.

yes, prolonged numbness can happen in some patients.

yes, it may take him up to 5-6 months to recover from a nerve block in his leg.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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