Does anyone out there know of anyone in Tennessee, SE Kentucky, NE or NW Georgia, who has/uses the cryoprobe and u/s (for guided imagery of neuroma)? I'm in East Tennessee.
There is one guy in Lewisburg, but he claims there is too much scar tissue. If there has been no previous surgery, there is no scar tissue. Besides, the cryo goes into the nerve, not scar tissue.
There's another in Smyrna that insists she's more expensive because she cares very much about her patients. Like no one else does. And insists the patient wear a surgical boot after the procedure. If this is necessary, start looking for someone else.
The patient is to be able to walk normally immediately after the procedure, reduce activity for 2-3 days, then back at it. It requires a very small opening between the affected toes. Using u/s, the cannula is inserted, and the cryoprobe is inserted into the cannula. The extreme freeze is applied for 3 minutes; off for 30 seconds; freeze applied for another 3 minutes. Apply a small compressive dressing, use OTC pain reliever, and leave. No sutures.
It's considered part of pain management. There are some reports of relief of 3 years.
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