Reconstruction of a painful post-traumatic medial plantar neuroma with a bioabsorbable nerve conduit: A case report

Jaesuk Kim, A. Lee Dellon

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Nerve conduit
  • Nerve graft
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Neuroma
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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