Treatment of Forefoot Ulcers with Tendon Lengthenings


Forefoot ulcers are a common complication of neuropathy. Trans-tibial amputation too often becomes necessary when progressive infection develops secondary to ulcers of the forefoot. Tendon  lengthening appears to be an effective treatment for plantar forefoot ulcers in patients with neuropathy and forefoot ulceration. (Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 12(2):60–65, 2003)

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J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS