How To Achieve Improved Results With The Chopart Amputation

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How To Achieve Improved Results With The Chopart Amputation
How To Achieve Improved Results With The Chopart Amputation
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By Gordon Zernich, CP, Tomas Dowell, CPO/LPO, Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, FACFAS, and Michael M. Cohen, DPM, FACFAS

Mr. Dowell is a certified, licensed orthotist-prosthetist (CPO/LPO) and laboratory supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami.

Dr. Rothenberg is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Assistant Chief of the Podiatry Section/Surgical Services at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami.

Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the Chief of the Podiatry Section/Surgical Services and the Director of Podiatric Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami.




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