Surgical success for Morton’s Neuroma
Surgical excision of Morton neuroma has a fairly low success rate that may range from 55% to about 85%, depending on factors like expertise of the surgeon and nature of procedure employed.
Surgical techniques that utilize a plantar approach are associated with slightly better long term clinical outcome when compared to dorsal approach in refractory Morton neuroma cases. However, there are no significant differences in terms of the amount of post-operative pain, the capacity to return to normal daily activities and scar tenderness. For a discussion of Morton’s neuroma surgery click here.
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.