Symptoms of nerve damage after knee surgery

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People seek knee surgery to repair nerves, ligaments or other damage in the knee area. Although many people experience pain relief after surgical procedures, the possibility of nerve damage, or neuropathy, happens in rare occasions. Various symptoms of nerve damage after knee surgery affect feeling in the limbs and affect the way people move.

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Decreased Sensation

The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that a symptom of nerve damage after knee surgery includes a decreased sensation in the limbs or feet. This often feels like a numbness or tingling feeling in the extremities.

Dragging Toes

Another symptom that nerve damage has occurred after knee surgery is a dragging toe when people try walking.

Weak Ankles or Feet

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that patients who have nerve damage after knee surgery feel weak in the ankles or feet.

Foot Drop

People with symptoms of nerve damage after knee surgery experience foot drops, which in the inability to hold their foot up.

Difficulty Walking

The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that symptoms of nerve damage include the difficulties walking or a change in walking patterns after an appropriate healing time.

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