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Plantar Fibroma Excision Surgery

A sign a plantar fibroma has developed is a noticeable lump in the arch of the foot. If it becomes painful or uncomfortable, surgery may be considered. In plantar fibroma excision surgery, managing postoperative healing is critical. Closed incision negative pressure therapy, or CINPT, and surgical drain placement are two techniques used for this purpose. CINPT involves applying a sealed dressing connected to a vacuum pump, which continuously removes fluid and reduces edema, promoting faster healing and minimizing infection risk. This method maintains a sterile environment and can improve wound outcomes. On the other hand, surgical drain placement involves inserting a tube into the surgical site to remove fluid buildup. While effective in preventing hematoma or seroma formation, it requires careful monitoring and regular emptying. Drains can sometimes increase the risk of infection and discomfort. Choosing between CINPT and surgical drains depends on the specific needs of the patient and the podiatric surgeon’s preference, with CINPT often providing a more advanced and less invasive option for optimal healing. If you have a plantar fibroma that is causing you pain and discomfort, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can determine which type of surgery is right for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors 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 our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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