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Where is a neuroma excision usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a neuroma excision usually done? At a hospital?

Depends: While done as an outpatient procedure, whether your surgery is at a hospital or ambulatory surgery center depends on many factors: where your physician prefers to perform surgery, where he or she is credentialed, and the types of facilities available in your area. Additionally, many physicians operate at both types of facilities but may select the location on or availability or type of case. ...Read more

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Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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If an acoustic neuroma comes back, does that mean it’s a cancer?

Usually not: Recurrence usually means some tumor was left behind and not removed from the first surgery. This can occur if a lot was left behind (macroscopic residual, recurrence more frequent), or even a tiny amount was left behind (microscopic residual, recurrence less frequent). Malignant acoustics are extremely rare and most often occur after prior radiation treatment for a benign acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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What can be done about a morton's neuroma?

What can be done about a morton's neuroma?

Variety of treatment: Neuromas are inflammation and/or damage to the nerve. If you treat the problem early, you have a better chance for success. Cortisone injections, nsaids, good shoes and supports can sometimes help. If your symptoms have been present for greater than 6 months, then conservative care is not as successful. Usually, surgical removal is the definitive treatment for chronic problems. Dr l. ...Read more

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Will my morton's neuroma heal if I exercise?

Maybe: You will need to modify your workout so as to not have direct pressure on the area of the neuroma. See a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to locate a neuroma with imaging?

Sometimes yes,: especially if it is small. Even a small neuroma can cause pain. Even is it large, it is sometimes difficult to image, because neuromas can appear very similar to adjacent tissue on CT and MR. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with morton's neuroma have?

Neuroma: A morton's neuroma is a thickening of the nerve typically between the 3rd and 4th toes or the 2nd and 3rd toes. Often patients will describe walking on a rock, or that their sock is bunched up in their shoes. Burning, numbness to the toes and a feeling of swelling are typical. Tighter fitting shoes or high heels will make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat Morton's neuroma?

Foot arch support: Morton's neuroma is a often is benign fibrous tissue between one of the nerves in the foot, the plantar nerve, often causing pain and numbness in the foot. Orthotic arch support or even corticosteroid injections may help depending on the severity of symptoms. I would consult with a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Morton's neuroma. Are some types of injections better than others?

Morton's neuroma. Are some types of injections better than others?

It is a matter : Of doctors preference. The main ones used today are either steroid injections or dehydrated alcohol. My preference is the latter. I have found them to be highly effective with no side effects reported at least by my patient population. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

A neuroma is a painful condition in which there is a swelling of a nerve that is usually caused by trauma or compression. It usually develops on the ball of the foot or between the third and fourth toes, and occurs more often in women. Common symptoms include tingling, ...Read more