Centrocentral anastomosis with autologous nerve graft treatment of foot and ankle neuromas.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Painful neuromatas in the foot and around the ankle can be difficult to treat. Five patients of clinically and histologically proven neuromas underwent centrocentral union with autologous transplantation. Three patients had previous toe amputations involving multiple operations. One patient had failed multiple operative treatments for Morton's neuroma in his 3rd web space. One patient had a neuroma in his superficial peroneal nerve caused by a gun shot wound. All patients but one showed definitive subjective and objective improvement after centrocentral union with the interposed autologous nerve graft. The patient with "recurrent" Morton's neuroma had the least improvement. This technique can be recommended as an alternative for the prevention of painful stump neuromata.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lidor, C; Hall, RL; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • February 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 8919406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110079601700205


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States