I've got severe claw toe and doctors want to amputate, opinions?

Is it infected? There must be some reason why they want to do this? If there is no infection or something your leaving out there is usually a way to fix a claw toe without amputating. Ask what your altrnatives are.
Different options. Although an amputation is an option, you have other choices. Consult with you podiatrist and review all your options.

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I have severe claw toe, doctors want to amputate it. Is this necessary?

If it is not. Infected then it is not necessary to amputate. I would seek a second opinoin.
Different options. Although an amputation is an option, you have other choices. Amputating the second toe will more than likely cause a bunion deformity to increase. An experienced surgeon can correct the bunion and re-align the contracted toe.

Are there other options besides amputation for a claw toe?

Yes. Most people would choose to correct it. Amputation is reserved for low demand patients who want a short healing time and do not want to deal with the recovery process of hammertoe/claw toe surgery.
Yes but depends... On severity and your candidacy for other procedures, .
Different options. Although an amputation is an option, you have other choices. An experienced surgeon can re-align the contracted toe.
Absolutely. Realignment of the bones with fusion and repair of soft tissues can correct this imbalanced toe. See a foot surgeon.