Q&A: Why has my mother lost motor skills after an infection from spinal surgery and use of a durogesic patch?
Dear Gary, Sorry to hear this. It is possible if she is losing her motor skills that the surgery could have caused some damage. I would suggest an MRI of the area. the patch i am unsure but many mental problems may occur from medications. Memory loss may be one of them. Ask your pharmacist. He will definitely know. I would take your mom quickly to another neurosurgeon not an orthopedist. Once again sorry. Unfortunately i do not have the privelege to see her chart. Dr. Sambursky