2017, Number 3
Assessment of pain, function and complications after minimelly invasive decompression of morton´s neuroma using a dorsal approach in 16 patients
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ABSTRACTBackground: The purpose of this paper is to assess pain, function and complications after decompression of Morton’s neuroma using a minimally invasive dorsal approach. Method and results: 16 patients who underwent 19 decompressions were followed-up for 18 months. Pain was assessed with the visual analog scale (VAS), and function was assessed with the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scale. Data was analyzed with the Student t test for related samples, which yielded a p value ‹ 0.05. The possible postoperative complications assessed were: skin problems, infections, wound dehiscence, delayed bone healing and recurrence. Conclusion: Minimally invasive decompression of Morton’s neuroma is a procedure that provides pain relief and improvement in function, with a low complication rate.
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