Morton's neuroma surgery

NEURECTOMY


A relatively simple surgical procedure to release a damaged nerve that lies between the toes

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About Morton's neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a foot condition affecting one of the nerves between the toes.

Continued pressure on the nerve can make it become inflamed and enlarged, causing pain and numbness. In cases where it doesn’t settle, surgery is recommended.

Need to know

A small cut is made on the top or bottom of your foot so your surgeon can access the affected nerve. They will then either increase the space around the nerve by removing some of the surrounding tissue or removing part of the nerve. In the latter, the area between your toes will be permanently numb.

The surgery can be carried out using a general anaesthetic so you will be asleep, or local anaesthetic, where you will be awake but with your toe area numbed.

Your consultant will tell you how best to prepare for your surgery. If you're having general anaesthetic, your consultant will let you know how long you should avoid eating or drinking before your procedure.

This procedure us usually undertaken as a daycase, so are unlikely to stay overnight in hospital. You'll be given painkillers to tackle any pain immediately following the surgery. You can usually walk soon after the operation but it will take several weeks or even months to make a full recovery.

Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including exercise and work. You'll need to wear a protective slipper until the affected area has healed enough to wear normal shoes.

Hospital stay and procedure

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Morton's neuroma surgery Consultants

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Mr Andrew Goldberg OBE

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Shelain Patel

Mr Shelain Patel

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Nicholas Cullen

Mr Nicholas Cullen

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Matthew J Welck

Mr Matthew J Welck

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Morton's neuroma surgery locations

Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH)

170 Tottenham Court Road W1T 7HA London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London
The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London

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