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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: There are many people with amputation of the foot at many levels without significant changes in their gait pattern.
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Amputation of different toes can have different effects on gait. Lesser toe amputations usually have minimal to no effect on gait. Amputation of the great toe can alter gait but this can be minimized with proper shoes and inserts. Dr l.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Yes: After the surgical site is healed people may resume their walking.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can a person walk after having a big toe amputation?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: There will be some adjustment in the pattern of walking but you can still walk.
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Last updated Feb 15, 2019

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