Knee replacement with neuropathy in legs
I have bone on bone arthritis in one knee and have been told I will probably need a knee replacement in the near future. I also have advanced peripheral neuropathy in both legs. Several years ago I had bunion surgery, and the nerves in one foot in the big toe were completely dead after the surgery and the toe is deader than a door Nail and the toe has no muscle control and crosses over worse than before surgery. Anyway, my fear is having any further nerve damage as a result of knee surgery, and have read articles where some people who had neuropathy have ended up with foot drop as a result of nerve damage from knee replacement surgery. This really scares me because I’m afraid I would end up without the use of my leg or end up with extreme difficulty walking as a result of trying to improve my knee pain. Has anyone out there had a knee replacement who also had advanced neuropathy in their leg?