Great toe infection, what to do?

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Here is an example of a patient of mine who has a foot infection.  As you can see there is some redness and infected around the great toe.  This is an emergency and the patient has an infection inside of the bone that will need surgery to remove a portion of the bone that has osteomylitis.

Do you notice the wound on the side of the foot.  This is where a surgery was done and it never healed.  The reason it never healed was because of the deeper infection in the bone of that area.