Joint Denervation and Neuroma Surgery as Joint-Preserving Therapy for Ankle Pain

Partial joint denervation or surgical neuroma therapy are alternative concepts to treat pain around the ankle joint that preserve joint function and relieve pain by interrupting neural pathways that transmit pain impulses from the joint to the brain. This review article summarizes the indication, anatomic background, operative techniques, and clinical results of joint denervation or neuroma surgery, which, although rarely reported and used, may provide a valuable alternative treatment in selected patients with neurogenous problems around the ankle.

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Joint Denervation and Neuroma Surgery as Joint-Preserving Therapy for Ankle Pain

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