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Anesthesia

Tongue numb after knee surgery

11/14/2007

Question:

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?

Answer:

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Response by:

Gareth S Kantor, MD Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University