Morton’s neuroma: Clinical testing and imaging in 76 feet, compared to a control group

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 197-200 R. Owens, N. Gougoulias, H. Guthrie, A. Sakellariou BackgroundMorton’s neuroma is a mechanically induced degenerative neuropathy.MethodsWe compared clinical and MRI findings in 76 feet treated operatively for Morton’s neuroma and 40 feet with different pathologies (controls).ResultsIn the ‘treatment group’ web space tenderness (WST) was positive in 95%, foot squeeze (SQU) in 88%, plantar percussion (PLP) in 61%, and toe tip sensation deficit (TTSD) in 67%. MRI identified neuromata in 97%. Histological examination confirmed neuroma excision in 99%.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 197-200 R. Owens, N. Gougoulias, H. Guthrie, A. Sakellariou BackgroundMorton’s neuroma is a mechanically induced degenerative neuropathy.MethodsWe compared clinical and MRI findings in 76 feet treated operatively for Morton’s neuroma and 40 feet with different pathologies (controls).ResultsIn the ‘treatment group’ web space tenderness (WST) was positive in 95%, foot squeeze (SQU) in 88%, plantar percussion (PLP) in 61%, and toe tip sensation deficit (TTSD) in 67%. MRI identified neuromata in 97%. Histological examination confirmed neuroma excision in 99%.

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Morton’s neuroma: Clinical testing and imaging in 76 feet, compared to a control group