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Foot weakness after back surgery

I had lumbar surgery 7 months ago. My left foot has been turning/leaning toward the outside of my foot. It has turned so bad I've fallen from unbalance. What do you think I should do? It really scares me. I've had 4 surgeries and this is the first time its happened. Thank you for any help
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replied April 30th, 2016
hello and welcome

your concern is appreciated

it is possible that the nerve has damaged due to any reason because of which this problem has occured you should talk to your surgeon about that. symptoms generated from the compression of the nerves are pain , numbness, motor weakness. injury at the level of L5 can result into steppage gait or circumductive gait. its possible to have some nerve damage due to which the the muscles have become weak .MRI can be done to see any compression.

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replied May 25th, 2016
I'm sorry to hear this. If it is surgical error, you should be consulting a medical malpractice lawyer. The corrective procedures if required could be meted out by the hospital. You can read this blog by Sarah Kun, to know if you have a medical malpractice case. I hope you will get well soon.
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