Interdigital Nerve Entrapment

  • Oscar A. Turner
  • Norman Taslitz
  • Steven Ward

Abstract

Entrapment of the interdigital nerve is dependent on the fact that extension of the medial and lateral plantar nerves must pass in close relationship to the deep transverse tarsal ligament. Hyperextension of the toes at the metatarso-phalangeal joint increases angulation of the nerves and probably increases the pressure of the nerves against the bone. Each nerve supplies the tips and opposing surfaces of the adjacent toes (Figs. 38 and 39).

Keywords

Arthritis Neuropathy Shoe Neuroma 

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References and Further Reading

  1. Bora, F. W. and Osterman, A. L. (1982) Compression neuropathy, Clin. Orthop., 163, 20–32.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Kopell, H. P. and Thompson, W. A. L. (1967) Peripheral Entrapment Neuropathies (Krieger, Huntington, N.Y.).Google Scholar

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar A. Turner
    • 1
  • Norman Taslitz
    • 1
  • Steven Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.College of MedicineNortheastern Ohio UniversitiesRootstownUSA

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