Modification of the Syme Amputation to Prevent Postoperative Heel Pad Migration

Abstract: The Syme amputation (ankle disarticulation level amputation) can be a valuable procedure for properly selected patients but might be underused owing to the problem of postoperative migration of the heel pad cushion. The present report presents a modification of the Syme amputation technique to prevent postoperative heel pad migration. The technique was performed in 12 patients, most of whom were male patients with diabetic foot infections

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Modification of the Syme Amputation to Prevent Postoperative Heel Pad Migration

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