Mortons Neuroma Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 
Mortons Neuroma Surgery FAQ section is intended to provide you with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Correction of Toe and Toe Surgery.

 

 
What is Mortons Neuroma?

A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton's neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes. It occurs as the nerve passes under the ligament connecting the toe bones (metatarsals) in the forefoot. Morton's neuroma most frequently develops between the third and fourth toes, usually in response to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. The incidence of Morton's neuroma is 8 to 10 times greater in women than in men

 
Why is Mortons Neuroma Surgery necessary?

Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history and physical examination. Sometimes X-rays and laboratory tests are required to help diagnose the problem. .

 
Is there Discharge Instructions for Mortons Neuroma Surgery?
Patients will be provided a discharge instructions sheet provided by the surgeon that instructs patients on how to look after their wounds, what activities they should avoid, and which exercises they should do to aid in their recovery. At a follow-up visit the surgeon will inspect the incisions, remove sutures, and discuss the rehabilitation program.
 
How long does it take to Recover from Mortons Neuroma Surgery?
The amount of surgery required and recovery time will depend on the joint problem. Recovery time varies markedly from patient to patient.
 
What are the Possible Complications of Mortons Neuroma Surgery?

Although uncommon, complications do occur occasionally during or following Mortons Neuroma Surgery. They include infection, phlebitis ( inflammation of a vein), excessive swelling or bleeding, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels and nerves. There are also risks associated with the anaesthetic, both during its administration and after correction of toe surgery.

 
Should I expect a lot of Swelling after Mortons Neuroma Surgery?

Some swelling is to be expected and it may actually increase gradually for the first two to three days. If the bandage feels tight you should re-apply it more lightly and elevate the leg to reduce the swelling.

Apply ice packs for 20 to 30 minutes every few hours may help to reduce the swelling and act as pain relief as required. If it persist contact your surgeon if you have any concerns.