New Neuroma surgery and Hammertoe Surgery

Surgical Update

Dr. Mathews is currently performing two new surgical procedures for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma and hammertoes. These new procedures offer better surgical outcomes with shorter recovery periods and reduced rates of complications.

1. Minimally Invasive Nerve Decompression

Minimally Invasive Nerve Decompression (MIND) for the treatment of Morton’s neuroma differs from the traditional procedures in that the damaged nerve is not removed. Traditional neurectomy surgery is a relatively invasive surgery requiring longer recovery periods, and often causing a loss of sensation in the foot and potential complications such as stump neuromas.

MIND is a minimally invasive incision procedure performed between the toes. The enlarged nerve is decompressed by isolating and releasing the intermetatarsal ligament above the nerve. The nerve is relieved of the pressure from the metatarsal heads and ligament, thus removing the pain. The patient’s nerve is left intact with no loss of sensation. The procedure has a shorter recovery period and carries less risk of complications than neurectomies.

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2. Stay Fuse Inter-Digital Fusion

Traditionally, hammertoes have been corrected by fusing the joints using pins to hold the correction during the healing process. These pins (K-wires) would protrude from the end of the toe for six weeks, and pose a risk of infection. Additionally, physical activity was not permitted while the pins remained in the foot.

The StayFuse™ Inter-Digital Fusion System is a two-piece screw device designed to stabilize and hold small bones in alignment during the healing process. A unique Hex-Lok design feature improves product performance by controlling rotation, thereby improving the chances for a successful clinical outcome. This new surgery allows for faster healing time, earlier ambulation and a permanent correction.

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