Partial calcanectomy for the treatment of large ulcerations of the heel and calcaneal osteomyelitis. An amputation of the back of the foot.

@article{Smith1992PartialCF,
  title={Partial calcanectomy for the treatment of large ulcerations of the heel and calcaneal osteomyelitis. An amputation of the back of the foot.},
  author={Douglas G. Smith and Rodney M. Stuck and Lisa Ketner and R M Sage and Michael S Pinzur},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1992},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={571-6}
}
Twelve patients who had a large ulceration over the heel were managed with a partial calcanectomy, in lieu of a below-the-knee amputation, after unsuccessful non-operative treatment of the ulcer. Only patients who had an ankle-arm index (the ratio of blood pressure at the ankle to the brachial blood pressure) of more than 0.45, a transcutaneous PO2 of more than twenty-eight millimeters of mercury (3.7 kilopascals), a level of albumin of more than 3.0 grams per deciliter (thirty grams per liter… CONTINUE READING