The day after having lateral release surgery on my left knee I started having Severe Calf Pain. Still experiencing pain and unable to put any weight on my leg, my surgeon had me go to the ER to have a Dopplerr ultra sound done to insure I have no clots. The test came back negative. Something else that baffled the surgeon is I lost mobility in my leg. Unable to lift my leg, though my mind thinks I am lifting it.. it hangs almost dead like. Week later and still extreme calf pain, have not been able to put any weight on it. The only relief from pain is when I elevate it. Then the pain is tolerable. I managed to lift it an inch. All the symptoms as follows:
*Severe Calf Pain
* Mild fever
*Unable to straigten leg
*whole leg swells
***forgot to mention, when I lower my leg it feels like blood is being restricted which causes the calf pain to be worse.
My surgeon does not seem too concerned, despite being puzzled to why I am unable to lift my leg and the pain.
Deseperate for help, has anyone experience this and what did you do to overcome it? they started me on physical therapy and I’ve been trying to do exercises which is hard when your leg wont straighten, immobile and calf pain.
(I know pain is involved, but the surgeon said it would have been my knee not the calf)