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Monday, December 5, 2016
Tongue numb after knee surgery
One week ago I had knee surgery. Since then my tongue has been numb in spots. When I eat, the food burns my tongue. Everything tastes bad. What could have happened during surgery or intubation to cause this?
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Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University