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Considering asking doc about deep peroneal nerve block, possibly future ablation. considerations? oa "hook" may be irritating nerve. avoiding surgery.

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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.
Dr. Calvin Eng
Dr. Calvin Eng commented
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
I agree. While I understand a desire to avoid surgery, the removal of the bone growth would be a very minor procedure. Also, ablation of the deep peroneal nerve appears a more drastic alternative. I further recommend a discussion with a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon.
Nov 11, 2012
Dr. Mark Newman
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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