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Can impingments happen from surgery?

Posted by Morton on 6/13/03 at 21:12 (121812)

Is it possible to get neuromas from pf or tts release. Seems to me this could happen to those who have these procedures done. All that cutting, prodding along with scare tissue could cause an impingement.

Re: Can impingments happen from surgery?

Dr. David S. Wander on 6/14/03 at 16:21 (121871)

Morton,

The answer is that injuries can occur to nerves during surgery, but a neuroma can occur, but is not as common as a nerve entrapment. A true neuroma is 'perineural fibrosis' or thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerve fibers. Anytime there is surgery near a nerve, there can be an injury to the nerve or the nerve can become entrapped in scar tissue. Surgery for TTS can certainly result in nerve injury and once again scar tissue can form.

Re: Can impingments happen from surgery?

Morton on 6/15/03 at 11:13 (121917)

Thanks for you reply. In most cases does the scar tissue remain a problem or can it in time become smaller. Seems like the scars I have in become smaller.

Do you know if anything can be done other then icing to help limit of break up this scar tissue?

Re: Can impingments happen from surgery?

Dr. David S. Wander on 6/15/03 at 17:27 (121942)

Yes, injections, ultrasound and deep tissue massage can often be beneficial.