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Bunion Deformity in Diabetes

A protrusion of the bone at the site of athe big toe is called bunion. With a constant irritation and pressure form a tight shoe can cause braek of the skin.

When the skin breaks down and become ulcer. The ulcer becomes infected and the underlying bone can get infected. In order to clear the bone infection, an amputation may become necessary.

  • Example:
  • The patient had an amputation of the infected big toe.