SIMPLE ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR MORTON NEUROMA


Aydinlar E. I., Uzun M., Beksac B., Ozden V. E., KARAARSLAN E., Oge A. E.

MUSCLE & NERVE, vol.49, no.2, pp.193-197, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mus.23899
  • Journal Name: MUSCLE & NERVE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-197
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: We describe a simple and quickly applied electrodiagnostic method for confirming the diagnosis of interdigital neuropathy caused by Morton neuroma (MN). Methods: Interdigital nerves II-III and III-IV were stimulated with surface electrodes simultaneously touching the lateral side of 1 toe and the medial side of the other. Recording was also made with surface electrodes. The results of 20 normal controls and 14 patients with MN were evaluated. Results: The amplitude and peak latency values elicited in the patients as well as the interside differences revealed an acceptable abnormality rate between 57.1% and 71.4%. Conclusions: Although the most popular and effective method of MN diagnosis is clinical evaluation supported by imaging, electrophysiological studies can, in selected patients, provide valuable information. Muscle Nerve 49: 193-197, 2014