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Monday, May 2, 2016
Right leg siatica and knee surgery
Should I worry about the siatica nerve being relaxed during minor orthroscopic knee surgery on the same side? I have had injections in my lower back/spine to relieve pain in the same leg.
With arthroscopy, there is minor manipulation of the lower extremity that usually does not exacerbate a sciatica condition. It is always useful, however, to inform your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns.
Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University