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Dr. Z.

Posted by Darlene on 7/10/04 at 17:35 (155063)

Would you please let us know the pros and cons of freezing the neuroma. Would you choose this over alcohol injections? If it lasts about a year does that mean you go back and have it done again every year?

Thank you.

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Janice N on 7/10/04 at 21:56 (155081)

How many alcohol injections do you give and at what intervals? Janice

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JudyB on 7/11/04 at 11:49 (155105)

I would just like to add another question. Is the risk of getting RSD by freezing reduced? Also is there much risk at all of getting RSD via neuroma removal surgery?

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Dr. Z on 7/11/04 at 13:38 (155109)

If we are talking about a patient that doesn't have RSD my personal opinion is yes the risk is reduced, however I know of no clinical studies to prove this. The risk for RSD with excision of neuroma is very small but present

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Dr. Z on 7/11/04 at 13:40 (155110)

I give them sometimes weekly, but usually every 10 days. So long as the patient is improving I continue . If after two no improvement I stop. The typical number is around three . Some doctors go up to seven

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JudyB on 7/11/04 at 15:54 (155116)

Thanks Dr Z!