FOOT - Gangrene

The lesion predominantly involves the great toe which is blackened and shows loss of subcutaneous tissue, with exposure of tendons on the undersurface. The skin surrounding the area is bluish in colour and beginning to peel so that this too has lost its viability. (The skin on the dorsum of the foot in line with the fourth and fifth toes is peeling, but this is probably artifact occurring after the foot was removed and before it was adequately fixed).