Morton's neuroma - Current concepts review

J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2020 May-Jun;11(3):406-409. doi: 10.1016/j.jcot.2020.03.024. Epub 2020 Apr 10.


Morton's neuroma is a common pathology affecting the forefoot. It is not a true neuroma but is fibrosis of the nerve. This is caused secondary to pressure or repetitive irritation leading to thickness of the digital nerve, located in the third or second intermetatarsal space. The treatment options are: orthotics, steroid injections and surgical excision usually performed through dorsal approach. Careful clinical examination, patient selection, pre-operative counselling and surgical technique are the key to success in the management of this condition.

Keywords: Morton’s neuroma foot forefoot pain digital nerve.

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  • Review