Although nerve injuries to feet may be common, primary repair of a damaged nerve in the foot is rare. Secondary digital nerve reconstruction in the foot has not been previously reported. This report describes a patient with post-traumatic neuroma of medial plantar nerve who was treated by neuroma resection; the nerve defect was reconstructed with bioabsorbable nerve conduit. This case illustrates successful, secondary reconstruction of nerve injury in the foot using a new surgical technique. A bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid nerve conduit eliminated the need for a short nerve graft and was effective in relieving the neuroma pain by providing an appropriate distal site for neural regeneration.
- Nerve conduit
- Nerve graft
- Nerve reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine