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Surgical Excision of a Plantar Fibroma

Plantar fibromas are benign growths that develop in the arch of the foot, often causing discomfort and difficulty with walking. When conservative treatments fail to provide relief, foot surgery may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and restore mobility. During the procedure, the patient is typically placed under local anesthesia, numbing the foot to minimize pain. The surgeon then makes an incision in the skin, carefully dissecting the fibroma from surrounding tissues and nerves. Once the fibroma is removed, the incision is closed with sutures, and a dressing is applied to promote healing. Recovery time varies, depending on the size of the fibroma and the individual's ability to heal, but most patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few weeks. While surgical plantar fibroma excision offers a permanent solution, it is essential to discuss the risks and benefits with a podiatrist. If you have a plantar fibroma that is causing you pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can determine if this surgery is right for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Philadelphia, Bensalem, and Fairless Hills, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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