Morton's Neuroma - Surgery or Cryosurgery?

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I have a 14 mm morton's neuroma. I've had it for over 10 years. I've had a steroid injection but it didn't work. I am getting 3 screws removed from my midfoot fusion in a few months because I am now fused and I am intending to get the morton's removed at the same time. However, not sure morton's neuroma surgery has great results? Has anyone had a good result for morton's neuroma surgery or the new approach of cryosurgery which is less invasive? Thanks....

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    Hi Mother Jo, why are you getting your hardware removed?  My Dr is keeping mine in. Just curious. I had MN surgery and hurt more now than before. The clicking, standing on a marble sensation is gone, however it has been replaced with searing nerve pain. Wish I had better r suits to share with you!
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      Hi Tracy, I am having screws removed because they are irritating the soft tissue - giving me tenosynovitis or inflamed tendon sheath...also I am a dancer, so no metal will give a more natural feeling. My surgeon says the bone is now fused and the screws are like old scaffolding. Did you surgeon damage your nerve when they did your mortons? I'm sorry it's so painful now. Cryosurgery may help - there is a clinic in Sheffield that does it...

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      Hi Mother Jo, sorry to hear about your oft-tissue irritation. I am having irritation on the tissue above my staples, so I will probably ask to have them removed too. My surgeon said it'll take a year to 18 months to recover, so I'll try and wait the year before going back to see him. Regarding my MN, he took out the nerve bundle neuroma, so who knows about the damage. I'm going to see him about it when I go back for my staples. Let us know how you make out. So nice you are a dancer!

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      Hi Tracy,

      I am just coming up to 1 year post fusion in February so this is about the right time to have removal if they irritate...surgeon says the metal is not doing anything now so I said it might as well all come out so I can feel like I have my foot back again...what did your MN measure?

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    I had a mid-foot fusion 7/29/16, numerous screws abd a plate were placed. My Ortho MD said not to remove the hardware unless there was a prblm. Why remove your screws and poss. have another problem. Just leave it!
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      I'm having screws removed because they are irritating the soft tissue - giving me tenosynovitis or inflamed tendon sheath...also I am a dancer, so no metal will give a more natural feeling. My surgeon says the bone is now fused and the screws are like old scaffolding...I have a problem with them in so that's why they are coming out - it's meant to be quite a simple op...

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    which ever you choose, I wish you a great outcome
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