Healed ulcer on the 5th metatarsal head with bone elevation surgery



Here is an example of a patient with an ulcer on the 5th metatarsal on the right foot.  He was able to heal it up with a bone cut as you can see on the x-ray to lift up the position of the bone.  This helped with bone healing and after a year of having an ulcer it was healed.  The bone doesn't look totally healed yet but patient does not have any other ulceration which was the goal of the treatment.  Listen to video below to hear from the patient about his experience.
To your health,
Dr. Donald Pelto