Neuromas of the hand and wrist are common causes of peripheral nerve pain. Neuromas are formed after the nerve sustains an injury, and they can be debilitating and painful. The diagnosis is made by a thorough history and physical examination. The treatment options are quite varied, but conservative measures tailored to the patient should be initiated first. No surgical treatment has been proven superior to others or to nonsurgical treatment.
From the Division of Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
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