Reasons for Procedure
- Recurrence of pain
- Numbness in the nearby toes
- Poor wound healing
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Medical history
- Physical exam
- X-ray of the foot
Description of Procedure
|Nerves of the Foot|
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How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- Keep the surgical area clean and dry.
- Ask your doctor about when it is safe to shower, bathe, or soak in water.
- Use compression and ice to prevent swelling as directed by your doctor.
- Keep your foot elevated.
- Take antibiotics to prevent infection if advised by your doctor
- Take pain medication as directed by your doctor.
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given
- Recurrence of the symptoms in your foot, or new, unexplained symptoms
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons http://www.acfas.org
American Podiatric Medical Association http://www.apma.org
College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta http://www.albertapodiatry.com
Canadian Podiatric Medical Association http://www.podiatrycanada.org
Morton neuroma. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary/. Updated July 26, 2013. Accessed August 9, 2013.
Mortons neuroma. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' OrthoInfo website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00158. Updated September 2012. Accessed August 9, 2013.
Thomson CE, Gibson JN, Martin D. Interventions for the treatment of Mortons neuroma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2004;CD003118.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -