Toe fillers are partial foot prostheses that are used to fill the gap from a missing toe/s in the shoe due to partial foot amputation. This device is usually prescribed for big toe or 5th toe amputation or transmetatarsal amputation to improve standing balance and ambulation, and prevent skin breakdown by not allowing the foot to slide forward in the shoe during ambulation. Toe fillers are also used to prevent the vamp of the shoe (shoe upper) and toe box from collapsing due to the absence of the toes thus allowing better push off creating a safer and more efficient ambulation.Toe fillers are designed depending on the biomechanical presentation of the foot and the level of activity of the patient. Toe fillers can be fabricated with an ankle foot orthosis attached depending on the amount of control needed at the ankle and subtalar joint.
Transmetartarsal and Lisfranc joint amputation
First Ray/ Hallux or First Digit Amputation
Lateral Column/ Fifth Digit Amputation