An investigation into the epidemiology and aetiology of Morton's neuroma

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Abstract

This thesis Investigated the epidemiology and aetiology or Morton's neuroma (MN), a painful nerve entrapment syndrome of the forefoot, that often necessitates surgical removal. Hospital admissions for MN In Australia ware investigated and were found to be highest for middle aged women, three times greater than for men. Potential causes of MN were Investigated, including foot
posture, body mass, ankle equinus, various radiographic and plantar pressure measurements. Ankle equinus, associated with
tight calf muscles was round lo be the most significant factor In the pathogeneis of MN. Future studies should Investigate calf
stretching as a conservative treatment of the condition.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bryant, Alan Richard, Supervisor
  • Slack-Smith, Linda, Supervisor
Award date5 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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