Chopart amputation is the separation of the foot at the midtarsal joint including the calcaneus, talus, and other parts of the tarsus. The amputation biomechanical dimension includes weight load on the foot remnant, protection to the residual limb, comfortability/freedom for the patient while moving, and the weight bearing upon remaining skin. Because the biomechanical dimension comes with challenges, the surgeon’s expertise in performing Chopart surgery is essential.
South Beach Orthotics & Prosthetics team performs the task on a step by step basis. From evaluation and casting, to final fitting and delivery; the priority is the patient’s comfort of using the equipment. Consistent feedback given to the physician’s office ensures that the surgery is not the end but a part of the process of achieving perfection.