Surgical Treatment options for Morton’s Neuroma

Feel like you tried everything to get rid of your foot pain due to a Morton's Neuroma? Surgery is a successful treatment option for long term pain relief.

Surgical Options:

At Kalmar Family Podiatry, Dr. Garrett Kalmar provides two different surgical treatment options for a diagnosed mortons neuroma. Prior to any surgery Dr. Garrett Kalmar will order an MRI or Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to evaluate the size of your neuroma. 

Surgery #1: Minimally Invasive Neuroma Decompression

This minimally invasive neuroma surgery is an approach to provide pain free walking, however is not foindicated for everyone. Neuroma size is a key-determining factor to see if you qualify for this minimally invasive neuroma decompression.

Procedure:

A small incision is made on the top of your foot. Dr. Garrett Kalmar then identifies the ligament directly over and pushing on the neuroma. By cutting this ligament we are taking a significant amount of pressure off of the neuroma. Reducing the pressure then allows the swelling and inflammation to resolve and the nerve returns to an appropriate size.

This procedure does not cut the nerve. By leaving the nerve in place we are preserving its function and preserving skin sensation to your toes.

 

Surgery #2: Neuroma Excision (Removal of nerve)

An incision is made over the top of the foot where the neuroma is identified. We then remove the inflamed nerve tissue from the toe to the ball of the foot.

The purpose of this procedure is to remove the inflamed nerve and to give your permanent relief of your nerve pain. By removing the nerve you will loose sensation to part of your toes. This loss of sensation will not affect your ability to walk, run, play sports or work.

Dr. Garrett Kalmar performs all his surgeries at Huntington Hospital. Huntington Hospital was just ranked amongst the best in the nation for orthopedics on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 – 2022 Best Hospital Rankings.

Don’t go through life suffering with foot pain. Call us today at 631-673-FOOT or below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Garrett Kalmar

Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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