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Modified kidner

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

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    I had a modified kidner and removal of a hyprocure that backed out a bit 4 weeks ago. I was NWB in a hard cast for 3 weeks. During this time, I had no pain. I have been wearing a boot for one week. At first, the doctor had me wear an elastic sleeve under the boot. I went in yesterday with a severe case of contact dermatitis. I was prescribed cream for the dermatitis and told not to use the sleeve anymore. When I touch the scar by the area that the hyprocure was removed, I get a pins and needles sensation in my pinkey toe and the toe next to it. When I asked the doctor about the symptoms, he said it is due to the nerve and it is ok. I knew that it was nerve pain DUH. When I ask about it, he kind of brushes it aside. Is the nerve sensation within the relm of normal reactions and should I expect this to improve over time?

    Right now, I am sitting at the computer without the boot and my foot is throbbing by the incision area and my heel is achy. No matter how I adjust the boot straps and pading, the boot is still very uncomfortable and after four or five hours, I can not wear the boot. The boot becomes very painful by the incision area and my heel and arch area begins to ache. I asked the doctor if I can put on a surgical shoe and use my crutches to ambulate with partial weight bearing when the boot becomes too uncomfortable. He said that is fine. The doctor will give me an rx for PT soon. I know that you are unable to answer post op questions specific to an individual surgery; however anytime I ask the doctor about my pain, he says "it is not a problem." It is definitely not a problem for him but I returned to my 45 hour work week two days ago so for me it is a problem. The doctor does respond to me; however he responds by saying, don't worry. Everything is fine." I was wondering if my recovery seems to be typical. Thank you for your feedback
     
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  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    I would encourage you not to be so passive with your doctor when he minimizes or brushes off your complaints. Insist that he discuss with you what he believes to be the cause and specifically why he says that it's not a problem. You might be comforted by such a discussion, or if he cannot give you a rational reason for your complaints, you might discover that his comments were just wishful thinking. In any event he owes you either an explanation or an honest, "I don't know." But it would not be possible for me, based on a couple of complaints of pain in a recently operated foot, to comment upon whether or not your recovery is problematic or not.
     
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