bilateral thigh numbness after surgery
Thank you for the opportunity to possibly find an answer to a mystery.
On 01 July 2011 I underwent Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. After the procedure and while hospitalized I experienced intense burning sensations in the same area of both thighs. After discharge and up to the present, both thighs are numb in the same location. Neither my cardiologist or surgeon could offer an explanation. The saphenous vein for the grafts was harvested endoscopically from the right leg with a small incision on the inside of the knee. The left leg was not involved at all.
This numbness persists more than 4 months post-op. Although it does not hinder my mobility whatsoever, it still remains a mystery and if it is permanent so be it. But, if there is intervention that could alleviate this then I would like to explore it.
Numerous queries and searches on the internet have yielded zero results. A friend suggested that I contact a chiropractor as positioning during surgery and the procedure itself may have resulted in some misalignment that could affect the nerves providing sensation to my thighs.
I am stumped, my cardiologist and surgeon are stumped, and it appears that there is little or no information I can find by researching this on my own.
Any information, possible internvention, or resources to explore would be greatly appreciated.
Posted By Mark on November 28, 2011 at 10:53:06:
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