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Offline Joe G

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Is this a job for a neurologist or my orthopaedic surgeon?
« on: November 14, 2005, 07:14:20 AM »
I had ACL surgery and medial meniscus repair and my saphenous nerve was damaged in the process. Now, a large portion of my calve feels like it is burning but is numb at the same time.

First, I'm wondering if this is an area that a neurologist would deal in?

If so, is their any tests that they have which can locate the area where the nerve is damaged? My orthaeopaedic surgeon says it would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack if he went back in. So do neurologist have some kind of radioactive dye technique or something to identify the damaged area? Or am I better off going back to my orthopaedic surgeon?


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Re: Is this a job for a neurologist or my orthopaedic surgeon?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 11:17:54 AM »
Joe,

Here is a site that should give you lots of info on this subject.  There are EMG & MRI tests that can check for this condition.

http://www.coventrypainclinic.org.uk/nervepain-posttraumaticneuropathy.htm

Good luck,

Shade
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Re: Is this a job for a neurologist or my orthopaedic surgeon?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005, 02:44:33 PM »
This sounds like the place but it is in the UK.  Would this be something that a neurologist would be familiar with or is the specialty of some other doctor?  Or would I be better off going back to my orthopaedic?

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Re: Is this a job for a neurologist or my orthopaedic surgeon?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005, 08:00:20 PM »
Joe,

Think a Neurologist would be a good place to start.  Hopefully you will get some pain relief soon.

http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/13/11/04.html

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