Is leg weakness normal after VNUS treatment?

VNUS . 9 answers . 2 years ago

I had VNUS (Radio Frequency Ablation and Microphlebetomy) under general anesthesia on 5/17/2012. I am experiencing leg weakness and some pain which is causing me to walk with a limp. Recovery seems to be harder than I expected. Is this normal?

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

Leg weakness is not normal after vein treatment. There should not be a lot of pain after treatment with the VNUS device or phlebectomy. You should talk to your doctor about it.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Leg weakness is not normal after vein treatment. There should not be a lot of pain after treatment with the VNUS device or phlebectomy. You should talk to your doctor about it.


2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County

Nerve damage that could cause leg weakness is possible after either phlebectomy or small saphenous ablation. Although it usually resolves spontaneously, your treating physician can give you more accurate
information.

2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

Nerve damage that could cause leg weakness is possible after either phlebectomy or small saphenous ablation. Although it usually resolves spontaneously, your treating physician can give you more accurate
information.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Talk to your MD. Leg weakness is not usual after VNUS treatment.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Talk to your MD. Leg weakness is not usual after VNUS treatment.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists

Although some minimal leg discomfort is common after this procedure, I would not expect "weakness" of the leg, as the procedure does not affect the nerves or muscles of the leg. Please follow up with the physician that performed your procedure.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Although some minimal leg discomfort is common after this procedure, I would not expect "weakness" of the leg, as the procedure does not affect the nerves or muscles of the leg. Please follow up with the physician that performed your procedure.


2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

No, this is not usually seen with the procedure, but it can happen . You need to see you doctor.

2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

No, this is not usually seen with the procedure, but it can happen . You need to see you doctor.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Leg weakness is not a typical complication of the VNUS ClosureFast procedure. You need to be seeking evaluation by your treating physician rather than using this forum for this purpose.

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Leg weakness is not a typical complication of the VNUS ClosureFast procedure. You need to be seeking evaluation by your treating physician rather than using this forum for this purpose.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It has only been four days since your procedure, and your response is not unusual. The leg weakness could be due to the pain. If your symptoms continue for longer than 10 days from the procedure then you should follow up with your physician.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

It has only been four days since your procedure, and your response is not unusual. The leg weakness could be due to the pain. If your symptoms continue for longer than 10 days from the procedure then you should follow up with your physician.


2 years ago by SOUTH PALM CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES

No, it is not. If you are feeling weak, or unable to move foot specifically - contact the physician who performed the procedure.

2 years ago by SOUTH PALM CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES (View Profile)

No, it is not. If you are feeling weak, or unable to move foot specifically - contact the physician who performed the procedure.


2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular

No, call your surgeon. It may only be something minor or temporary, but you should let him know.

2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

No, call your surgeon. It may only be something minor or temporary, but you should let him know.


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