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Internal Amputation in Charcot Neuroarthropathy Complicated by Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

Published:April 09, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2020.02.002

      Abstract

      Studies have demonstrated the importance of preserving plantar surface area, lever arm length, and plantar soft tissues in affording patients a plantigrade, stable, and functional limb. We describe a case of a patient who underwent internal pedal amputation that was amenable to functional bracing. The purpose of this case study is to present internal pedal amputation as a viable option to eradicate infection and produce a plantigrade, stable foot that is amenable to custom bracing.

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