The Great saphenous vein graft was used for a patient in CABG. Post surgery the patient is having a neuralgia on the medial aspect of leg and foot. Which nerve has been injured?

A. Saphenous Nerve
B. Femoral vein
C. Profunda femoris vein
D. Popliteal vein

Answer – A. Saphenous vein

Saphenous neuralgia after harvest of GSV for CABG is common. The main symptom is anaesthesia and certain areas may persist for some considerable time post-operatively.Hyperaesthesia and pain, for the early onset and the early disappearance, are considered as a normal consequence of surgical procedure from around 5 days to 8 weeks and anaesthesia does not last longer than 2 months.

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