Ablative radiofrequency overview

Ablative radiofrequency is similar to cryosurgery as it involves a needle being administered to the neuroma, guided by ultrasound.

However, rather than administering cold, heat is used to ablate (breakdown) the neuroma. Like cryosurgery, the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.

Radiofrequency causes a more permanent breakdown of the nerve. We generally recommend this procedure for patients who have already had cryosurgery but not experienced sufficient relief of symptoms.