Morton's metatarsalgia due to intermetatarsophalangeal bursitis as an early manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Awerbuch1982MortonsMD,
  title={Morton's metatarsalgia due to intermetatarsophalangeal bursitis as an early manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Mark S Awerbuch and E H Shephard and Barrie Vernon-Roberts},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1982},
  volume={167},
  pages={214-21}
}
Of 50 patients in whom Morton's metatarsalgia was diagnosed during an 18-year period, 12 (24%) had rheumatoid arthritis at the time of presentation. After conservative management had failed, 20 patients had subtotal excision of the intermetatarsophalangeal bursa and associated digital nerve; in two patients, only the nerve was excised. During the follow-up period ranging from two months to 15 years, an additional eight patients developed sero-positive rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, a total of 20… CONTINUE READING