A Guide To Shoe Gear Selection Following A Transmetatarsal Amputation

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Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS

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   For further reading, see “Emerging Insights On Adjunctive Procedures With Transmetatarsal Amputations” in the March 2010 issue of Podiatry Today, “A Guide To Transmetatarsal Amputations In Patients With Diabetes” in the July 2006 issue, “Current Considerations In Performing Transmetatarsal Amputations” in the February 2011 issue or “When Is Amputation The Salvage Procedure?” in the March 2010 issue.

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