What is the role of therapeutic injections in the management of neuromata?

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Anthony H Wheeler, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD  more...
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Neuromata can develop in nerves that are entrapped subsequent to traumatic neurosection or following surgery for amputation. Infiltration with LA is useful not only from a therapeutic standpoint but also diagnostically. LA without epinephrine mixed with a depot corticosteroid can suppress spontaneous ectopic discharges suspected of producing pain and paresthesia. Supplemental treatment with anticonvulsants may improve outcome if relief is incomplete.


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