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hi u salvage operation [1,2]. These operations are not only a vation of the talus and calcaneus because it minimizes Choi et al. BMC Surgery 2014, 14:113 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2482/14/113ated with diabetes mellitus has been found to be nearlyHospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, 153 Gyeongchun-ro, Guri 471-701, South Koreahuge emotional and social burden to the patients due to physical impairment, but also a financial burden [3,4]. In recent decades, systemization of multidisciplinary man-agement and implementation of free tissue transfer in diabetic foot treatment have led to a notable decrease limb length discrepancy and preserves the heel pad [9]. The level of Chopart amputation is the most proximal among lower limb amputation locations that preserve the talus and calcaneus. Although disputable, the Chopart am-putation has been defined as the threshold of successful limb salvage [10-12]. The incidence of reamputation following first toe or transmetatarsal amputation associ- * Correspondence

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