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Mortons Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a common disease of the foot. It is observed in females more often than males most likely because of the heels women wear. Though there are conservative lines of treatment available, some cases of Morton’s Neuroma can only be solved by surgery. When surgery is warranted, your surgeon will use the Dorsal Approach or the Plantar Approach, depending on what your doctor chooses. The Dorsal Approach simply means the incision is performed on the top portion of the foot, whereas the Plantar Approach means the incision is on the bottom portion of the patient’s foot, requiring a longer recuperation period. Most doctors prefer the Plantar Approach method of surgery, as this allows them better access to the Morton’s Neuroma and helps them to make resects without cutting any structures in the process.

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