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Lateral Femoral Cutaneus Nerve Damage Prognosis?

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  • Posted By: Bladerunner
  • May 26, 2008
  • 07:16 AM

Had a bad fall OCt.07, right leg went out from under me suddenly on a wet pedestrian crossing, the fall resulted in me tearing the Right Femoral Cutaneus Nerve, Nerve Conductivity tests estimated that I had only 10-20% of the nerve intact, my right thigh from the knee to the hip became totally numb and remains so to this date.

Has anybody suffered a similar injury and if so how did you treat it and how long did it take to regain all sensation again, any feed back would be appreciated as I do not seem to getting the right answers, most GP's etc. say this is a very rare injury?, this does not solve my inability to work normally with this numb leg.

Thank You.

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  • Well it looks like no body else has suffered or had an injury similar to this, I must detail my present symptoms and subsequent physical outcome as a result of a simple fall that has had such an impact on my "Quality of Life" as a 62yrs.Old. active Marine Eng. I hope my post will help someone else. I am experiencing partial return of touch and general sensation in my right thigh region some 9mths. after the fall which resulted in the tearing of my Right Lateral Femoral Cutaneus Nerve 10-20% left conected as indicated by Nerve Conduction Tests. As a result of increased pain in my Hip I have had Further MRI Scans which has now revealed a "Labral tear" which has made walking and working normally an impossiblity, this tear has to be repaired surgically to repair the damage not detected in the original fall, I would suggest as a result of this finding some 12mths. after the fall that it would have been prudent to scan the Hip with more scrutiny than originally undertaken. I will post a result of the surgery on the right hip for the record and hopefully a better prognosis on my "Quality of Life" after a fall that I wished never happened.
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  • Please try acupuncture - it can really help!DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your reply, I did try Acupuncture soon after the fall when my leg started to go numb, but it did not help in this instance.
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