Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) requires effective management to expedite healing and mitigate complications. A recent study compared bone resection with bone curettage in treating DFO. Conducted from January 2017 to January 2022, the study retrospectively analyzed 31 patients’ clinical records post-surgery. Results showcased shorter healing times in the resection group (mean: 5.70 ± 6.05 weeks) versus the curettage group (mean: 14.45 ± 11.78 weeks), with no significant variation in short- or long-term complications. This insight suggests bone resection as a potentially more efficient treatment for DFO, laying a foundation for more in-depth research to further optimize management strategies for DFO patients1.