|WHAT IS A MORTON'S NEUROMA
||A Morton's neuroma is a soft tissue
swelling affecting the small nerves between the toes. Most commonly
it affects the 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th toes.
|AIMS OF SURGERY
||Reduce pain in the foot and allow
a return to normal footwear and activities.
||Local anaesthetic: Local anaesthetic
with sedation. General Anaesthetic
||On the top of the foot between the
||We use dissolvable stitches where
|When do I go home?
||You are usually able to go home
the same day. You must have a responsible adult to stay with
|Time off work
||This will vary according to the
type of work you do but typically less than 4 weeks.
|INDICATIONS FOR SURGERY
||Pain and limitation of daily activities.
Modification of activity and
footwear possibly with a foot support.
|GENERAL RISKS OF SURGERY
- Infection (minor&serious)
- Scar problems
- Postoperative pain
- Loss of sensation
- Postoperative swelling
- Failure of the operation
- Medication side-effects
- Blood clots
- Chronic pain / swelling
|SPECIFIC RISKS RELATED TO THIS OPERATION
- Stump neuroma
- Loss of normal sensation
- Pain under the ball of the foot.
||Most patients can return to normal
footwear (eg training or lace up shoes) and driving 2 weeks
following surgery so long as there have been no post operative