Pseudoneuroma sign (plantar plate tear)

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 21 Oct 2021

The pseudoneuroma sign is an indirect sign of plantar plate tears at the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) on MRI. This sign refers to pericapsular ill-defined and eccentric to the intermetatarsal space soft tissue thickening and is helpful for raising the accurate diagnosis of a plantar plate tear and associated pericapsular fibrosis 1-3.

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