Treatment of Morton’s neuroma with focused shock waves Comparison between shock waves and surgery

Clinical Study | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | JRS Jul – Dec 2022 | Page 13-16 | Bernard Meyer , Daniel Moya
DOI: 10.13107/jrs.2022.v02.i02.055

Author: Bernard Meyer [1], Daniel Moya [2]

[1] Orthopaedic Surgeon. Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil,
[2] Orthopaedic Surgeon. Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Bernard Meyer, MD,
Orthopaedic Surgeon. Moinhos de Vento Hospital, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.


Various treatments have been described for Morton’s neuroma. We compare the results of shock wave treatment with surgical neurectomy in a prospective series of 32 cases randomly assigned. In the group of patients treated with focused waves (17 cases), the percentage of good results was 70.6%, while in the operated patients (15 cases) it amounted to 93.2%. Poor results were found in 29.4% in shockwave group and 6.8 % in surgical group. Focused shock waves have a high, but lower success rate than surgery in the treatment of Morton’s neuromas. Nevertheless, due to their non-invasiveness and low chance of complications, they can be considered an option prior to minimally invasive and surgical techniques.

Keywords: Morton neuroma, shockwaves, neurectomy.


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How to Cite this article: Meyer B, Moya D | Treatment of Morton’s neuroma with focused shock waves Comparison between shock waves and surgery. | Journal of Regenerative Science | Jul – Dec 2022; 2(2): 13-16.

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