Here’s an x-ray where you can see where the little pointer is at the second metatarsal, there is kind of eating away at the sides of the bone on both sides and this is causing a problem in there where the bone is kind of being eaten away and it’s difficult for the patient because there is a bone infection. The way to treat this is to cut out that infected bone and make sure you get enough of it so you get all the bad infected bone. This is called osteomyelitis. It is a bone infection and it is something that you don’t want and you try to avoid with people with diabetes which this patient had.

To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto