A 26-year-old female asked:
Fractured 5th m.tarsal 2x in 5 years, 3 surgeries, insert/remove screw (2yrs later) and remove 2nd fracture. can sural nerve be repaired? lots of pain
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes can be repaired: U should see an orthopod who'll examine and investigate as necessary, to determine whether the pain is from the nerve injury or the fx, etc.
The nerve if severed can certainly be repaired, probably afetr removing scar tissue, or if there is a neuroma ( nerve tumor) it can be removed as well, to reduce the pain.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2015
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