Numbness, and inability to extend leg below knee following THR
Hello everyone, I had a right total hip replacement on 3/17/23. Immediately when I woke up from the surgery, I felt that something was wrong. My surgical side leg was throbbing so bad that I was actually moaning. The nurse gave me a pain pill. After 30 minutes, she gave me another half but I was sent home shortly after.
I got home and felt that I had been shot in my hip. I could not get comfortable. Way more pain than I was led to believe that I would have.
After a few day, that pain subsided but then my entire inner leg from groin to ankle was numb. No pins and needles just numbness. My knee became numb except for the top near my thigh and the outerside. I also cannot extend my leg at the knee or lift my leg from while laying down. I have done a lot of research and I have femoral nerve damage. My surgeon confirmed this. It's now been 10 weeks and I am no better except that I can walk but my knee gives out on me so I am afraid. I also cannot drive because it's my right leg.
I have an appointment at Mayo for August with Neurology but that is still 2.5 months away.
Has anyone had this issue and if so, did you recover? How long was the recovery?