With an incision of little more than 2-3 mm, a rapid recovery time and ability to return to work within 24 hours, cryosurgery is our preferred treatment option over open surgery in the vast majority of cases.
The success rate of cryosurgery is comparable with surgical removal of a neuroma but with far less risk of complication.
Most patients can return to work 24 hours after surgery.
Research shows that about 70 per cent of patients complain of permanent toe numbness after open surgery. Whilst some patients experience this after cryosurgery, long-term permanent numbness is rarely seen.
In our experience of conducting about 1000 cryosurgery procedures, we have seen no significant complications and no documented cases of stump neuromas as a result of this treatment.