Internal Amputation in Charcot Neuroarthropathy Complicated by Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jul-Aug; 59(4):853-856.JF
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.