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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1989 Dec;79(12):615-8.

Treatment of Morton's neuroma using percutaneous electrocoagulation.

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  • J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 1990 Mar;80(3):160.


A new modality for treating Morton's neuroma was introduced and performed by the authors, using a nerve lesion generator. Seventy-nine lesions were evaluated by obtaining the patients' responses to three questions. By rating their symptoms on a 0-5 scale both before and after the neurectomy, the patients showed a 56% reduction in symptoms. With a gone-improved-same-worse rating, the patients responded with 25%, 46%, 24%, and 5% in each respective category. The overall assessment of the procedure by the patients yielded 68% pleased and 32% not pleased. An average of 4 hr was missed from work following the neurectomy, and only 20% of the patients required mild analgesics.

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