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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.

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 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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Dr. Calvin Eng
Dr. Calvin Eng commented
undefined 19 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 37 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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