A surgical procedure in which the nerve supply to the navicular area is removed. The toe and remainder of the foot have feeling. Also referred to as "posterior digital neurectomy" or "heel nerve." Also known as "nerving."
Removal of a section of nerve to eliminate or reduce sensation in part of an animal's body. This procedure is often performed to alleviate pain within the horse's hoof. After such a neurectomy, the horse may not be considered entirely sound because the mechanical cause of the problem still exists.
Surgical cutting of a nerve to relieve pain.
Surgery to remove part of a nerve
surgical removal of all or part of a nerve
surgery in which peripheral or cranial nerves are interrupted to alleviate localized pain
Surgical removal of a nerve or nerve branch.
Excision of part of a nerve.
removal of a specific nerve, usually to treat pain associated with Endometriosis
Cutting of nerves supplying sensation to the foot. Also known as de-nerving. Used as a treatment in cases of navicular disease.
Neurectomy is the surgical removal of a nerve or a section of a nerve. This controversial procedure may be performed, for example, 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.