Neurectomy is the surgical total or partial removal of a nerve. This procedure may be performed in cases of chronic pain where other treatments have failed. However, the removal of the nerve can also cause negative effects, such as permanent numbness. A possible complication of a neurectomy is the development of a stump neuroma, which can cause painful sensations, in some cases worse than the original condition.
If there is no need to remove part or all of the nerve, then a neuroplasty will be performed to repair the damaged nerve.
Conditions Treated By Neurectomy
Symptoms Treated By Neurectomy
Loss of motion in shoulder
Shoulder pain when lifting overhead
Shoulder pain when lying down