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I took a spill on 1/12 and fractured my tibia and fibula. On 1/23 I had an ORIF with a plate and 8 screws put in (one is connecting the bones together - the other 7 are along the fibula).
The first few days post-op I thought I was getting off Scott free. I had a nerve block which helped minimize the pain in the subsequent days. I was sent home in a splint.
I had an appointment to see the surgeon on 1/29 where we took new X-rays and put me in a hard cast until my next appointment (scheduled for 2/7). Up to that point, there have been zero complications.
A few hours later on 1/29, my toes began tingling and my fat pad was tender. I called the next morning and was told to go in. The ortho tech tried to loosen up the cast a bit around my toes. The tingling did not go away and I began to feel so numbness on the top of my foot and my pinky toe.
I went back to the surgeon on 1/31 and the ortho tech removed the cast so my surgeon can take a look. Eyed my calf for blood clots (doesn’t seem to be concerned about that) and ultimately dressed me with a new calf.
Has anyone experienced numbness in their pinky toe and the top of their foot post surgery?
I’ve also got a burning sensation on the out and in- side of the ankle bone. The best way to describe it is that feeling with you have a rash or scab and it rubs against fabric. I’ve got a lot of tingling in the ankle. It’s the worst at night (hence, it’s 1am and I can’t fall asleep it’s bothering me so much).
It’s not quite “painful” (maybe a 2) but extremely uncomfortable.
Am I alone in this or is this “normal”?
Thank you in advance!
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