Injections are performed using an ultrasound-guided nerve block, rather than a local infiltration, at the site of cryosurgery. Such injections are less painful, and the anaesthetic time is much longer. As a result, painkillers are generally not required after the procedure.
Just a small incision is made to allow the probe to enter.
The neuroma is located by ultrasound and the probe is positioned adjacent it.
The very small nature of the incision can be appreciated from this picture.
A simple Steri-Strip is applied, and no stitches are needed.
The final dressing is relatively small, and patients can wear wide-fitting shoes (sandal or trainer) after the procedure.