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MORTON'S NEUROMA SURGERY

A Morton's neuroma is swelling and inflammation of a nerve that lies between two metatarsal bones of your foot. The trapped nerve can be surgically removed during a Morton's neuroma surgery

Why would it be performed?

Morton's neuroma that does not respond to non-surgical treatment and is limiting your daily function can be surgically removed.

If you have Morton's neuroma, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • 1 Tingling, burning or numbness in your toes
  • 2 Stabbing pain
  • 2 A feeling that you are walking on a pebble under the ball of the foot

What does it involve?

An incision is made on top of the foot between the metatarsal bones. The nerve is identified, and a short section of the swollen nerve is removed. The skin is stitched up and the foot dressed with a firm bandage.

For more information on what to expect after surgery, please click the link for a detailed patient guide on this surgery.

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Please note: appointment dates and times are subject to availability.

CONTACT

Suite A2-1 Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital,
Waterville Crescent, Sunningdale, Blouberg, Cape Town, 7441

+27 (0)21 205 1840

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