A 33-year-old female asked:
Considering asking doc about deep peroneal nerve block, possibly future ablation. considerations? oa "hook" may be irritating nerve. avoiding surgery.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
I'm not sure: Why you would ablate a nerve instead of removing an osteophytic growth that is causing irritation. Surgery to remove the growth should be reasonably straight forward. Consult with an orthopedist or podiatrist.
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Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Deep peroneal block: I would be hesitant to consider a "permanent" type of block or ablation as long term deficits from a sensory and motor standpoint could result. Consultation with a pain fellowship trained md as well as an orthopedist regarding the "oa hook" would be the path i would recommend to begin.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2020
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