We will only offer open surgery to remove a neuroma in the few cases where conservative care, cryosurgery and radiofrequency have been unsuccessful.
We normally undertake a dorsal approach (top of the foot), and our success rate is over 90%. Procedures normally take place under local anaesthetic. Patients can generally return to work after two weeks, and sport after two months.
We prefer this treatment to some of the alternatives, including transverse ligament release and metatarsal osteotomy. The Morton's neuroma nerve only controls sensation, and not movement, and the majority of patients do not notice the slight loss of feeling that occurs after the operation.