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Morton's neuroma

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noun Mor·ton's neuroma \ˌmȯrt-ənz-\

Medical Definition of Morton's neuroma

  1. :  a neuroma formed in conjunction with Morton's toe

Biographical Note for morton's neuroma

Morton

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Thomas George

(1835–1903), American surgeon. Morton published the first complete description of a form of metatarsalgia involving compression of a branch of the plantar nerve in 1876. Although it had been already observed, the condition has since become identified with him.


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