Morton's neuroma

Foot Ankle Clin. 2003 Mar;8(1):49-59. doi: 10.1016/s1083-7515(03)00004-4.


Morton's neuroma is a common problem. Progress has been made in the understanding of this frequent problem since Morton's original description and treatment. Today, we accept a failure rate of 15% to 20%, even in the best of series. We must ask ourselves if this is good enough. What can we do to achieve an acceptable failure of 5% or less? How can we improve? Only through an honest analysis and discussion can we improve the care that we deliver.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fibrosis
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Foot Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Neuroma / diagnosis*
  • Neuroma / surgery*
  • Peripheral Nerves / pathology
  • Physical Examination
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Shoes
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Treatment Failure