Do I really need to have surgery for Morton’s neuroma?
You can avoid surgery. Chronic cases of Morton’s neuroma are ideal candidates for interventional and minimally invasive procedures like Ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation that involves utilization of powerful radiations for the destruction of neuroma or Cryosurgery which freezes the neuroma leading to it’s destruction. The success rate of these procedure are around 85-90%, with fairly high patient satisfaction scores and early return to the normal routine as compared to traditional surgical procedures.
For more information on non-surgical procedures to treat Morton’s neuroma, click here.
For a discussion about whether you should have surgery for your Morton’s neuroma, click here.
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.