Nerve Damage from Angioplasty

Nerve Damage from Angioplasty

Posted in the Cardiology Forum


Detroit, MI

#1 Jun 21, 2009
In April of 2006 I had an angioplasty and a stent was inserted in Mid LAD. They used a closure method involving a ball against the wound and I had to lay completely still for 6 hours while they gradually released the pressure. After it was removed I noticed a numbness in my thigh from groin area to top of knee. I asked the doctor and he said it would probably go away in time. When I saw him in his office after Rehab I told him it was still numb. He said a nerve may have been damaged during the angio. I believe that this nerve may have been crushed during that procedure
Does anyone know the medical name of this procedure?
Three years later I still have the numbness but in the past few weeks I have been experiencing intense pain in mid thigh that feels like needles are being stuck in my leg with a burning sensation around the entire numb area. This pain is so intense at night that it keeps me awake for hours at a time.
Does anyone have experience with similar symptoms?
Any success stories with pain relief or nerve restoration?

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